Built Solid

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They came up the stairs and opened the door to the storm cellar.  Looking around they saw debris everywhere.  Trees were down or at least damaged, one laid on top of their car.  As they continued to survey the land, they saw the staunch walls of the old brick farmhouse looked untouched.  As a testament to his grandparents who built the home almost 90 years ago it stood like a beacon in the remains of the storm.  A tornado had just blown through and was now headed towards the next town.  They would have damaged crops and the barn was in pieces, but they had not lost their home.  More important than that was the fact all four of them had ridden out the storm safely and would be together to repair what was left after the storm.

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – staunch


Don’t tell me it’s too late

To save you and me

Don’t say that it’s over

What we had

Don’t speak the words

“The damage is done”

Don’t walk out the door

Away from us




Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – damage