Tale Weaver No 148….Dust

Details of the challenge can be found here: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2017/11/30/tale-weaver-no-148-dust/ The red dust was gathering, eating everything in its wake.
Bridges, buildings, roads, all disappeared into the haze.
Many saw it as a sign of the end of the world as they knew it.
Scientists remembered War of the Worlds and buried themselves in their laboratories to check supplies of the flu virus and other bacteria.
The Met Office scanned their charts for clues.
Governments moved into action to protect their asses to avert blame, tweets running rife and pointing a finger at the Russians.

Two thousand miles away, kids played in the streets enjoying an impromptu day off school.
People came out of their homes to sweep their driveways.
Mothers sighed at having to do the laundry again.
Jim cycled to work as usual.
Whatever it was and whatever had caused it, had passed.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to Tale Weaver No 148….Dust

  1. Michael says:

    I liked this one Di, I remember when this happened and I was working and spent my lunchtime herding kids out of the playground as it was covered in a haze of dust….some time later I decided to clean the windows at home and discovered to my syrprise the inside of every window was covered in a layer of fine red dust. Hopefully we don’t have this weather phenomenon again.

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