100 Words: Flood Damage


ays, weeks, filling sandbags – always just a little bit ahead of the water.  That’s all that matters, I told my wife. It’s enough.

The water’s coming for me, she’d say. When we weren’t checking the levee or feeding the livestock she’d stand at a window watching the current. Nights I’d wake up to find her standing there.

Then came the night it was me there; watching her run across the yard, dive into the moonlit water and come up shining, gown clinging. With a flip of her tail, she was gone.

The next morning the water was too.

by Lydia Ondrusek

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  1. Love this! Love how with so few words, she creates a feel and a magnificent surprise! :-)

  2. joannehuspek

     /  June 16, 2011

    You are the Queen I aspire to be.

  3. Bailey

     /  June 16, 2011

    Awesome :)

  4. Heart wrenching & gorgeous.

  5. Kat

     /  June 18, 2011


  6. Shadow

     /  June 20, 2011

    Great piece. I love it.

  7. i love it and i voted for it!!



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