Rachael Harrie from Rach Writes has invited A-Z Bloggers and others, to take part in a Challenge on her site for the month of April while the A-Z Challenge is operating.
She is asking for Blogger's to write a short story/flash fiction/poetry/other writing in the comments section of this post. The entry should be based on this picture and should be less than 150 words.
In keeping with the A to Z Blogging Challenge,
the entries should also comply with the following, based on the day you write your entry (for consistency, we'll be working in US EDT time):
Sunday April 22 - free choice - no requirements for your entry.
Alternatively, for an added challenge,
see how many words beginning with the
different letters of the alphabet you can include.
Below is my second entry for Rach's Challenge:
It had been devastating, I really don't know how I had escaped almost unharmed, only a few burns and some cuts. As I sat quietly next to the once pristine waters which before, had been a recreation ground for the many tourists who had visited the area for Xmas to enjoy the water sports the lake had to offer.
I contemplated the demise of the world now, if I would find a zone unscathed by the blasts which had been meant as a retaliation but which had become an almost total annihilation of plant and animal life on this planet.
I sat breathing in the ash cloud surrounding me, I yearned for the world to be back to how it once was, but it would never be. Labouring to breathe I carefully began my journey, venturing forwards to find others who had also somehow miraculously survived the atrocity.