Green typewriter keys at the American Writers Museum

AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here!

Natural wonders can also be terrifying at times. How would you continue this story? Let us know in the comments!:

The day was bright and the sun unbearable.

George stood in the open field, stupefied by what he was witnessing take place in front of him. Smoke billowed into the air as the horizon burned with an intensity previously unknown. The Hope County fire marshall had mentioned prairie fires but this, this was a raging inferno the likes of which you see only in the movies.

“Is it safe to be this close?” shouted George

“Of course not,” replied Marshall Howard. “Only the dumb and the reckless get this close. It’d only take a stiff breeze of about 6 knots to completely surround both you and I in an instant.” Almost on cue, the wind whipped around the pair of them, blowing small sticks and loose bits of grass; fuel for the coming armageddon on the horizon. On the truck back to safety, the fire marshall turned to George with a stern and serious look on his face.

A lovely poem to inspire your story comments:

In the midst of change, motion, and noise,

A voice of silence is heard over the earth.

Day after day pours forth speech,

night after night reveals knowledge.

Do we hear the songs of the ages?

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