A Force of Nature

Helpless, the old man stood under the sheltering trees with his young grandson. They  watched  as the forerunners of the killing clouds formed over their heads, knowing there was no escape.

Hundreds of miles away, the  volcano belched, roared, and vomited its noxious mix of fire, stone, and ash. The death cloud.

“Don’t worry,” the scientists had said. “It’s been extinct for thousands of years. The noises you hear are just internal rock slides. Sleep well. There is no danger.”

The old man saw the ugly clouds, and he knew.  Danger.  Death.

They weren’t worried about nuclear warfare any more.

56 thoughts on “A Force of Nature

    1. Every volcano affects the weather around the world to some degree. Mt. St. Helens was a very good example of that, as the winds carried as for thousands of miles. This one is of gigantic proportions, different from any other that we know of—and, it is fiction 🙂

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    1. Clare, I really believe that if God ever decides to unleash all the power inside the earth and contained in the heavens, it would be far beyond our imagination. Nuclear power would seem insignificant.

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  1. I suspect “duck and cover” isn’t going to work on volcanoes any better than it would have worked on nucs.

    In the last few years I’ve been to both Indonesia and Iceland, both with active volcanoes. The world really is a frightening place.

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