The Storm
CHAPTER
1
The beginning
Thunder crashed outside my window. The rain danced gracefully with the wind. The t.v. flickered to the weather alert. It beeped and said, “Alert. Hurricane watch from 9:30 am to 10:00 pm.” The t.v. turned off. I turned it back on and changed it to the weather channel.
“Today it will be cloudy with a chance of meatballs. Wait, what? Sorry. Cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms.” the weatherman stepped off of the camera for a second. “ Wait! This just in! Tornado storm cell heading towards Mellville! Take cover now!” he warned.
Suddenly the lights flickered over head. I looked towards the window.
“Mom? The sky’s turning green!” I exclaimed.
“Quick! Get blankets and flashlights!” she yelled over the wind. “And come to the basement!” she added quickly.
I grabbed the closest blankets and found some flashlights on the counter. I ran to the stairs of the basement, but tripped over something. I looked down. A little white kitten was purring at my ankles. Picked her up and started running again. I hurried down the basement stairs, juggling all, of the stuff I was holding.
Finally, I got to the basement. My mom was surrounded with snacks.
“Thank goodness! You’re okay!” she exclaimed!
“Yeah.” I breathed. “Where’s Jo? An Dad?”
“Oh no!” She exclaimed. Jo and my dad had gone missing!

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