Threaded with trails of ruby magma, blackened viscous air enfolds me; far beneath me the ocean seethes and thunders, rising up in gargantuan walls of water and yet, all the rage passes through me, washes over me. I am immune, while fun-filled bars and sun-kissed beaches are obliterated.

The devastation spreads. Coastal conurbations, north, south, east and west are drenched with deadly, dripping force. Forests flatten, creatures flee; my only thought is for them.

The human infestation is weakened, badly damaged, yet not even decimated; I am still not done.

In Gaia’s service
as rival to Pandora:
her jar is emptied.

Image credit: Emiliano Arano on Pexels.com

Written in response to two challenges:

– Di of Pensitivity101‘s Wednesday’s Three Things Challenge – TRAIL, FUN, DRENCHED
– Denise Farley of GirlieOnTheEdge‘s Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt – SERVICE

I have also set myself the additional challenges of confining my piece to 100 words exactly and writing this, now ongoing story, in the haibun form. Just for fun!

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66 thoughts on “Tsunami

  1. kicking some serious mass extinction events here… (I will confess to being more impressed by tsunamis now than when I was a kid. Then, it was all giant tidal wave washing up on shore, doing the obliteration thing… but since the one in 2004 it’s more about the idea that, effectively, the level of the ocean was raised and simply spreading over dry land that had, until then, been above sea level.
    Good Six

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  2. You paint that tsunami bright and with lasting colour. I feel for the wild creatures fleeing (like how so many suffered in the Australian bush fires), less sympathy for mankind-as-a-whole due to the destruction it causes.
    Yikes, she’s still not done dealing with the ‘human infestation’ … what the heck’s she gonna try next after a tsunami like that!!! 😮😎 🙂


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