Help: #flash4storms

Horizontal unrelenting rain. Wind snapping trees like twigs and lifting roofs. It sounded like a train as the mountain slid down the hillside taking everything in its wake. Tidal surges flooded buildings. Nothing untouched, all smelling of rot. No food. No clean water. No shops. No electricity. No fuel. Help.

In response to Sarah Brentyn’s prompt Help in aid of the victims of Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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6 Responses to Help: #flash4storms

  1. Your memoir background gives such life to your fiction. Well done. And thank you so much for helping. ❤

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  2. A lovely tribute, Irene.

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  3. Puerto Rico is suffering so much heartbreaking distress. So many of us on the continental US are frustrated that we can’t do more than send money. As my husband noted, if we had a boat we could send, or a plane. Oh wait, Trumpeter has a plane……

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