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Chinook winds blow in, creating havoc and sucking the moisture from the land. Their coming visit announced by the arch in the sky - aka: A Chinook Arch.
I arrive from out west. Scarcely heard as I tickle the land with my dance. But I am not happy with childish games. I’ve lost interest in playing to please those I encounter. I am a force to be reckoned with, ignoring the pleas for me to stop. I have little care about the consequences. I come to eat the snow, drink the ponds dry, and add fuel to wild fires. And when I’m ready, I move on, disappearing on the horizon like the setting sun. But I will return on a whim, for I am the Chinook Wind.
March 28, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about disappearance. It can be an event, act, or subtle theme. Who or what disappears? Does it fade or explode? Can it be explained or experienced? Go where the prompt leads!
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4/6/2022 12:40:40 pm
This one gave me goose bumps!!! Love it, Ann.
4/7/2022 07:25:21 am
I'm happy you liked it even after the goose bumps.
4/7/2022 07:29:53 am
4/7/2022 07:32:00 am
Watching the sky for weather predictions has been passed down to us for many generations.
4/7/2022 11:38:11 am
Ann, what a great personification of the Chinook wind! I first experienced a Chinook in Lewistown, Montana and it robbed our snow midwinter.
4/8/2022 10:29:25 am
The Chinook Wind is definitely a force of nature in its own right. Seeing snowdrifts in the yard at bedtime and waking to bare ground has happened on more than one occasion.
4/9/2022 06:53:00 pm
Ann, I'm not sure I've ever experienced a Chinook Wind. Your description makes me think I don't want to. Well done.
4/10/2022 12:00:11 pm
I think, like anyone who live in a chinook wind belt, you might enjoy it for maybe a day or two and then want it gone.
4/10/2022 03:52:54 am
Those winds sound unpredictable and destructive, Ann. I enjoyed reading the wind's perspective.
4/10/2022 12:01:48 pm
They certainly can be, Norah. It was fun writing from the other side.
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