Rising Sandy

You came before Halloween in 2012

Like a creature in the night

Hurricane winds attacked our shores

Rising waters, we couldn’t fight.


You rose up before us in 2012

Like a monster, you took a bite

Goodbye amusements at our shores

Your destruction and our plight


You wreaked havoc in 2012

Like a ghost, you took flight

Homes washed away at our shores

Flooding waters of great height

Seaside Heights New Jersey

Seaside Heights New Jersey

You took our power in 2012

Like a phantom, you took the light

Darkness fell upon our shores

No one knew about your might


You came before Halloween in 2012

Strong people, no time for your fright

They’ll rebuild all at our shores

Goodbye darkness, hello light.



Submitted for Friday Fictioneers.  This is a fun writing prompt challenge.  Rochelle supplies a photography to guide your writing and the word limit is 100.  Give it a try.



6 responses

  1. a perfect time to remind us of Sandy – how soon we forget the ravages of that storm. Excellent!!!


  2. Sounds to me as though you were there through all these terrible times. The flooding that occurred when I took this photo, although quite bad for Naperville, was nothing on the scale of these disasters!



    • Live in NJ but inland. We were without power for about 24 hours but no damage or injury. Many coastline towns had major losses. Eye opener as we don’t really get weather extremes in NJ. Social media was a lifeline and charging my cell in the car was interesting. Some towns set up charging stations for people in need.


  3. Interesting piece on the power of nature.
    Well done.