915. Scary stuff

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It was possibly one of the most extraordinary things that could have happened. Bernice was gob-smacked. It wasn’t just that she was flabbergasted by the scene; it was the fact that her husband, Norman, had never been so terrified in his life.

“That’s certainly one to remember,” said Bernice to Norman. “It knocked the bejesus out of me.”

“Me too,” said Norman. “I just about shit my pants.”

To think! It had been an ordinary start to the day. And then… that happened…

“I’m still reeling,” said Norman.

“I know,” said Bernice. “Look at you. You’re still shaking.”

It will certainly go down as one of the more memorable moments in their married life.

48 thoughts on “915. Scary stuff

  1. arlingwoman

    We had a 5.something in 2011 in Virginia and l wouldn’t want to be in one rated higher. Ugh. Perhaps that was what happened in the story. An ordinary day–interrupted by a 6.1 earthquake. That would terrify me!

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      I wondered – after the quake – if it wasn’t what was in the story! Both my parents – in different parts of the country – were in huge earthquakes when they were kids. In fact, for my mother it was very hot so the teachers extended the lunch break, and the chimneys fell down into the classrooms but all the kids were playing outside!

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