Thursday, March 25, 2010

100 Word Challenge -- Ferocity

The 100 Word Challenge is exactly a that --- a challenge to write 100 words centered around a one word prompt plucked from the work of an author being read by or having been read by our host. This week's word is ferocity.



Nature’s Fury

Dark clouds gathered in the distance. A slight breeze stirred the air and a soft rumble of thunder signaled the storm’s pending arrival. A shadow fell over the area as the sun was hidden by the black clouds. Wind whipped through the yard sending loose items flying. Deafening claps of thunder sounded in unison with electrifying flashes of lightening. The few drops of spattered rain turned to a torrential downpour creating a river where the street had been. Hail began pounding the roof threatening to break through skylights . Then silence. Nature’s ferocity passed; replaced by the gentle sounds of spring.

9 comments:

PattiKen said...

I love the imagery, Patsy. I could feel the storm building, crashing through, and leaving, with springtime in its wake. Very nice.

Tara R. said...

Excellent imagery. It was like standing in the middle of storm.

Hootin' Anni said...

Patsy? Is that really you blogging? Long time, no see.

I sure hope you're doing well...you've been missed.

LceeL said...

Living, as I do, in what many in Illinois refer to as our "Tornado Alley", I can tell you that your 100 words evokes a certain vivid recollection that makes the hair on my arms stand on end.

"My Point" said...

Reminds me of summer in Minnesota

AuroraLee said...

Great storm description! loved it :)

Rhoni said...

I love storms and I love your description.

Ladykli said...

All that's missing is the dog running around the backyard like her life depended on it; barking as

the ferocious thunder roars around her!!! LOL!!!

You definitely captures a spring thunderstorm in 100 words!!! Well done!!!

謝可妃 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................