Flash fiction: Ruins

Lillie McFerrin Writes

Mrs. Fitzpatrick and daughter Chanel were studying about some of the ruins of Pompeii, Chanel had a lot of questions about it,she couldn’t understand why an entire city disappeared.

Mrs. Fitzpatrick explained that there was a sudden volcanic eruption which buried the city,the people had no time to flee,they all died.

Chanel asked her mother, “didn’t they know about the earthquake?”

In those days, she replied,no one knew about natural disasters as they do now.

Chanel made up her mind to study ,”Seismology” her mother was surprised, when she wanted to know what motivated her to study seismology, she said, “I ‘d be able to know about earthquakes, wouldn’t it be awesome, Mom I’d save so many people from being buried under.”

2 thoughts on “Flash fiction: Ruins

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this post.

    Humans are, in many ways, in a position that they should expect earth shakes, and other natural disasters, because these disasters are, indeed, natural.

    All good wishes,


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