Crows lined up on a power line, Clouds circled above us turning an ugly gray.Lights flashed,thunder shook the earth.A house light on fire, lights burned through the windows people screamed and gathered on the damp streets.”Rummmm!” thunder boomed down, Fiery red flames traveled across the night sky.More and more people fled to the streets, dodging the flaming rays.The sky was pitch black,blocking the only light to guide us through the night. Lightning shot of the sky from all directions,blazing through the glass.City towers exploded glass slivers whirled through the gray clouds, bursting with fear people grabbed their loved ones tight and ducked under anything they could find.The buildings burned down to the last ash and fire spread across the horizon. Flames circled around the town, Fear showed in everyone's eyes we were trapped.My “night was on fire”. I will never forget this memory filled fiery red with flames, it will always be a nightmare one I can’t wake up to, for the rest of my life.
There was a thunder sound and our mother told us to come inside but we did not listen. We were playing a game when there was thunder which was a bad thing. Finally we went inside when there was lightning. We were going to play games but the lightning hit our house and the house was gone except us. We had to hide from the lightning in a field which it couldn’t get us there. Thunder was going on for weeks and we didn’t know how to stop the thunder. The lightning and thunder finally stopped. We made a strong tent so we went inside it. Hopefully the thunder would not hit us while we were in the tent. The tent was the smallest thing so the lightning could not hit us in the field. The next day we brought food and water in our tent.
A couple of months later the thunder and lightning was getting worse. The dark clouds were full of thunder and lightning. It stopped again for a month and we built a new house and it almost took a month to build. Mom helped us to build a new house and dad helped too. Finally the house was built and we lived in there forever. The lightning, the thunder and the water stopped, so we were very happy.
I sit on the porch of my great grandmother's house, surrounded by my family in the middle of a heat storm. Hot rain is pouring down on all sides of the house. Nobody on the streets, it is too wet to go outside. I hear thunder, then counting the seconds until the lightning strikes. One second, two seconds, and finally thirty four seconds.
The thunder comes again. This time, I only count thirty seconds. And at that moment, I know what is going on. My parents had told me to count the seconds in between the thunder and lightning. Every time you counted a few seconds less than the time before, that meant the storm is getting closer. I can’t wait to see the lightning, because in this heat storm, the lightning would be purple and blue.
Finally, at last, we could see the start of the lightning. It’s like a firework show, but with lightning. I call it, The Lightning Show. The thunder is like drums beating while lightning flashes like fireworks. All the cool blues and purples blending together. Lightning and thunder, going on for hours and hours. Then it stopped raining, and flashing lightning. The Lightning Show was over.
One Of The Biggest Storms I was at school and everyone is talking about one of the biggest storms. High wind and a downpour and maybe even a tornado. I hate storms. I’m absolutely terrified of them. At school, teachers put on the news so we can watch it and see how dreadful it is. Teachers say we won’t have school tomorrow. I was good with that.
“Class if you look out the window the clouds are dark and it's starting to rain and the wind is going to start,” Said the teacher.
Everyone ran to window with there mouth open. I didn't know this storm could come fast. The teacher tried to get us back over to watch the news again but are eyes are glued to the window. We were shocked. It was pouring now.
“Hi everybody this is your principal speaking, I'm sure we are all aware that there is a storm. It came so fast and it's really bad, so I called your parents and called it a half day. You must stay here until they come to get you. Thank you and stay safe. Also school is cancelled tomorrow,” said the principal.
Everyone is silent. I walked over to my seat and start packing my binders up and went out in the hallway to my locker. People came out of classrooms everywhere. The lights flickered. Some people screamed. But then the generators came on. But it was still dark. My teacher said she would put on a movie. My mom came twenty minutes later.
BOOM! CRASH! I watch as the screaming kids, parents, neighbors, and friends run around, screaming. My ears have started ringing from all of the deafening sounds. Lightning strikes a powerline. Showering sparks everywhere. People run, shielding their heads. It's a nightmare. Or at least I wish it was. Things would be a lot easier if this hadn't happened. Our town wouldn't be destroyed, and it would be a normal, peaceful night, with everybody sleeping quietly in their warm beds.
The wind howls, blowing my hair into my face. I call for my parents, but I wouldn't be able to hear them if they answered anyways. And I don't know if they would be able to hear me over all this chaos. Where should I go? The only protective spots in my town are in the houses, and stores, I cant just go into someone's random house, and all the stores are closed. But, wait, The tornado sellers! I could go into one of those and I would be completely safe!
I run to the nearest house, and find that seller is locked. The next house, same thing. How am I going to get to safety? I check the next house just to make sure, and it's not locked! I pull open the doors and find a young couple with a dog huddling in the corner together. They quickly rush over to me and usher me in. They take me into the corner with them. I close my eyes, waiting for it to be over.