110 words: Natural Disaster

He watched the breaking news on his new sixty inch, LED TV. It was a city in his own state, not a three hour drive from his own home.

The footage showed palm trees snapped in half from the 120 km winds.
“The soil shifted and the flood wall failed.”
A house drifted down a street filled with dirty water.
“Storm surge water rushed into the breach. It’ll fill the whole city.”
The news reporter broke down crying on air. A slideshow of missing people filled the screen.

“What a terrible, terrible thing.” The man sighed, while he settled back into his leather couch and brushed crumb remnants from his chest.


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