Below them, the rushing floodwaters raged and roared, leaving a muddy, crumbling mess in its wake.
Stunned into silence, they watched helplessly as the water level continued to rise.
They were trapped.
“Look, look! It’s a chopper!”
The tired, trembling crowd heaved a collective sigh.
On a personal note, this story is bittersweet. On 16th August 2018, Kerala (the state in India where I hail from) was ravaged by one of the worst floods since 1924. Many lost their homes, crops, and worst of all – their lives. Though my home city didn’t receive the brunt of the disaster, it was nevertheless a harrowing experience.
This post was written in response to the Twittering Tale #148 photo prompt. The challenge is to tell a story based on the given photo prompt in 280 characters or less. Please visit the link to know more about this challenge.
Huge thanks to Kat Myrman for hosting this challenge!
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