posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 12:14 PM
He grasps her wrists trying to keep the door from slamming closed, terror buzzing in his mind, he gasps for air, his eyes wide open, watching his
love slip away. She helplessly looks into her lovers eyes as the twisters fury picks her up she is unmercifully being swept away into the cyclone of
spinning wood, metal, and flesh. In one horrid instant her skin is separated from her flesh as she is carried screaming to her doom as the door slams
leaving him in a pile of his wife's skin sweat and blood.
The thunderous racket slowly fades as he is laying there exhausted, heart broken and confused, tears streaming down his face as he slowly gets up as
rain pours in waves through where the roof once stood. He searches for the children panic stricken he falls over a child and she screams out, as he
reaches to embrace her, overjoyed that at least one other than him survives. Struggling with the one child he finds another as the joy rises amidst
all the sorrow running in his head, he finds the last one. Bursting through the closed door where the struggle with nature happened they are greeted
with the brilliant light of the sun as the twister heads to the south east rolling black clouds race away as the seen now starts to unfold before the
devastated family just as one of the little ones ask for mommy.
The apartment buildings across the parking lot are gone, three story buildings completely destroyed, not one car is upright, and not one tree has been
spared from this tempest. Fires are smoldering and gaining in intensity in the rubble that remains. The tornado fades from view then in the distance
the family can hear sirens and screams from the many injured, as one of the children ask where mommy is. Tears streaming down his face, he faces his
bewildered kids, there sobs and shaking with a eire shadow from the sun as a police car turns on there street. He just doesn't know what to tell
them, how can he tell them, so he hugs them as pops echo from down the street, he looks around wearily to see if any danger of secondary explosions
are a threat. His mind can't comprehend what he sees, as a police officer moves towards a injured victim, the officer raises his pistol and shots
the man dead, as a police car pulls up right in front of the family.
Steady on it's course, tumbling, speeding through space destiny approaches. Dinners ready kids, as the family gathers in the kitchen, grabbing
plates, commenting on the delicious aroma, settling in at the table, laughter, and a joyous atmosphere is shattered with a thunderous explosion.
Darkness and acidic smoke and fire fills the air as everything crumbles into unrecognizable debris, the smell of burning wood and flesh fills his
senses as screams fill his head, and panic sets in with mind numbing pain in his leg, he reaches out for something, anything to put out the fire on
his leg, he feels cloth and grabs it as he attempts to put out the smoldering shrapnel embedded in his flesh , he yanks for more cloth only to feel a
weight on the other end, he drags it to him, and shrieks when the charred silhouette of his daughter is seen through the smoky embers. He picks her
up and holds her cradling her like a infant, sobbing and bewildered he looks around, his house has been almost all but destroyed, he can see
movement, some one struggling in the smoke and flame, he can hear her crying and his wife is alive, as his thoughts wonder to the other kids, where
are they he thinks.
She struggles to stay clear of the fires burning, She can see her husband sitting there holding something but she can't make out what it is, at this
point she can't understand anything around her so she crawls to him, she comes to what she first thinks is the Sunday pot roast then as she sees the
scar from a two year old brown recluse spider bite she screams out as this hunk of smoldering flesh is the upper leg of her oldest son. Sobbing and
screaming they sit on opposite sides of a hole in the floor as a rumbling sound in the distance draws closer. They crawl towards each other as the
thunderous mountain of noise bares down on them as there outstretched hands meet the massive wave of water smashes into whats left of there home.