Five-Hundred Word Challenge 328: A Storm

There were clouds rolling on from the horizon.

As always, they seemed to be moving far slower than they were, but of course they were coming in quickly, blanketing the sky and blocking out the sun with their massive grey bodies.

It was predicted to be good weather for the day, but sometimes predictions are wrong.

People were in the park, playing around and relaxing when the first drops hit just before a deluge of vast proportions began to pelt down onto the earth.

Few people were able to get to shelter before they were soaked.

Some decided to run as far as they could in the hopes that they could get home sooner rather than later, whereas others were a little wiser and decided that the best option was to try and wait out the rain.

People in offices watched as the rain fell from above the level they were on to the ground below. Staring at the city they saw it disappear under a blanket of rain. For a while it felt as though the city was no longer there.

Lightning cracked throughout the sky, seeming to be wild and menacing in its build and release, scaring some people whilst unnerving others.

The west of the region found itself subject to flooding. There had been no flooding seen for as long as people could remember, thus leaving them caught off guard by what was happening.

The rain did not relent and it did not move. Across the whole region of Sydney a mas of clouds continued with an intense downpour that seemed to come out of nowhere and was doing little else than cause panic for those that were directly caught in it, as well as panic for those who had to endure the effects.

Power poles fell, roads flooded and offices were sent home in order to do what they could to ensure that their residence would remain as intact as possible.

Traffic built up on the roads as masses of people tried to get onto the roads as quickly as possible in order to get home. Now many people were stuck in traffic whilst the rain pelted their cars, unable to go anywhere away from the car without the risk of getting wet, and in some instances unable to get out of the car without increasing the rate of flow into the car.

The sky was dark and heavy as the rain continued to fall upon the region, causing more chaos in the western region than the eastern region, but still enough for most people to be fearful of what was happening.

Of course the rain did eventually lift, but there was significant damage done. Mass flooding had occurred, property damaged and let without power and a number of people injured.

It was not long before a recovery plan was acted upon and people were able to get back on with their lives and it was not long before everyone forgot what had happened to them.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 08:55:56

So this is a semi-fictitious retelling of the large storm that Sydney experienced in 2015.

Once more this is an improvement over more recent stuff, but it could have been better.

Written at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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