Control – Six Sentence Story

Who controls the whirlwind? All one can hope when the debris settles is to find something left of value.

When Benjamin saw the twister head straight for the farmhouse he yelled to his wife to get the children. While they were driving away she noticed that the tornado had changed direction as if it were chasing them. With the sound of the wind ripping trees apart Benjamin braked, turned into the entrance of a field, backed out to face the opposite direction, shifted into first, accelerated, shifted into second, accelerated, and shifted into third to accelerate out of the reach of the advancing wind.

If that twister really did want to get them it miscalculated since it left chickens, cows, sheds, tractor, cellar and the farmhouse, all of it, intact and untouched, but glowing with Benjamin’s and his family’s praise rising heavenwards sweetened with gratitude.

Denise offers the word “control” to be used in this week’s Six Sentence Stories.

Proverbs 10:25, “As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.” (KJV)

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Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

54 thoughts on “Control – Six Sentence Story”

  1. Are you in Tornado Alley? I am. When you see that F3 bouncing over the landscape and have no idea where it’s going to touch next or that F5 eating up everything in a mile-wide path, the idea of driving away from it is the last thing on our minds…we’re out taking pictures with our phones. LOL.

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    1. We were in northwestern Indiana when that happened. I would be taking pictures today with my phone, but that happened almost 60 years ago. We didn’t even have automatic transmission in cars.


  2. nice work with the suspense!

    ayiee tornados!!
    We’re fortunate to live in the Northeast, all we have to worry about are hurricanes and blizzards!
    hey, wait a minute! lol

    no, really would not want to see a tornado in person.

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  3. I have only experienced one tornado, I was alone and scared that night in a rented cottage The 1987 UK hurricane was much worse, the house next door, lost their chimney. It went through their son’s room, luckily he wasn’t there that night!

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    1. I am glad you like that repeated acceleration. It goes back to the days of manual transmissions in cars (a “stick shift”). Thank you, Jenne!


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