Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Flooding rains.

Floodwaters, destructive as lava oozing from a seeping volcano, obliterating everything in its slowly advancing path, drowning farm-land and properties for hundreds of kilometers.

The inexorable advance of this insatiable monster unable to be halted by levee or prayer. (Though many have tried.)

Almost a footnote on the news, no dramatic footage like Katoomba or the Lockyer Valley. Premier Baillieu appears as a rabbit caught in the headlights not knowing what to do or say, looks indecisive, confused, lashes out with inane comments at the media.

Meanwhile, hundreds of communities suffer the relentless deluge, hope we’ll remember … fear we’ll forget.

A Drabble is a story told in 100 words. No more, no less.

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