I Am A Safe Haven

1068 Words Nov 11th, 2014 5 Pages
It is 6 am, and the people of the town awoke to find tons of water pouring into their already dilapidated homes with a deafening roar. Outside, winds of insane speeds battered the homes while icy, awe-inspiring yet daunting water rushed through the streets. As the water levels rose relentlessly, they struggled to escape what was once a safe haven, aware that staying behind meant certain death. The ones that could swim fought to reach the sparse high-rise buildings, but upon arriving found others already there, eliminating any chance of reaching safety. Weak, tired, and terrified, they watched as around them friends and family succumbed to the indomitable flood water. Others screamed for help that wasn’t there, on the brink of insanity. The …show more content…
She too began to cry, her hope replaced with the cold truth. Suddenly, after hours of nothing, she heard a faint motor engine. Yes, Yes! She saw the outline of a helicopter headed her way, and she shouted and screamed and waved her arms around. They saw her and swung down a rope ladder, which she clung to desperately. But the winds, so fierce, pushed into her and the rain made her hands slippery. She tried to climb, and she saw her son shivering and barely clinging to life. “Hand, foot, foot, hand, foot, foot,” she repeated to herself like a mantra as she gradually hauled herself and her little boy up towards safety. She was so close, just a few more rungs away. But it hurt so much, and it was too slippery. She felt her son sliding out of her hands, and she screamed, suddenly aware of the inevitable. Soon she was clinging to his small arm with the tips of her fingers, and then just like that he was gone. She became petrified, her eyes fixed on the lifeless body of her most beloved tumbling head over heels until he disappeared forever. She looked up, and the men were beckoning for her to come up. Why? Why must this happen? She wanted nothing more than life for him, and even that was taken away. The men lunged forward to grab her but it was too late. The one hand that held on let go, and she fell into the dark monstrous waters, now forever with her son. After she was gone, the men remembered her for a few more moments but they too moved on. They had their own

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