What a Day!

I am completely amused that Twitter was the one thing that worked consistently through our tornado day. I did have access to email on my phone but at one point, it was easier to just use the Twitter app. I spent the time in a basement and we lost power. I sent out twitter messages because for one, it kept my mind off the sound of the storm and the siren. And also because my family was hilarious.  Yes, I sent too many tweets and with the tiny keyboard, the noise and the lack of light, some were packed full of misspellings. But it kept me amused instead of scared. 🙂

My father had his priorities down. Bread and wine. (Blackbox boxed wine, no less. Hey, we didn’t have to worry about glass breakage. LOL!)

My mother had all the possible medication we could need. (She is VERY afraid of spiders and basements and this basement had a lot of webs. It was also her Birthday.) This looks like a smile. It was the beginning of her grimace phase of the evening.

Dad asking if we wanted to read the books he’s written. We were all curious about why they seemed to be melted together like that.

And then, when all 12 or so people were down there and sirens were going off, we saw why the books looked like that. Water started pouring into the basement.

And pouring down the WALLS! (This house and basement are like a 100 years old!)

But the part you’ll probably find the most interesting is this old house is across the street from this house. Look familiar? It was the house in the recent movie The Killer Inside Me.

We never got power back and I’m too tire to catch the news, but it was close. We had a lot of sirens, traffic issues and tree limbs down all over the place. Guess I’ll find out tomorrow what happened. I really hate tornado season.


About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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2 Responses to What a Day!

  1. Danielle (lush26) says:

    Xoxo glad u all are okay!

  2. Tez Miller says:

    Oy. Bad way to spend a birthday, but at least Mama Rinda was with the people she loves 🙂 And Papa Rinda looks so smiley and proud of his writings 🙂

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