Last night I read this blog post from MidlifeSingleM and watched the accompanying video.
The scene opened with the sounds of fun and frivolity, and my husband asked why on earth I was listening to the Okey Cokey at my age. I restarted the video and invited him to watch it with me. We sat together, holding hands, heads touching, not speaking.
Children’s party sounds quickly changed to screams. A 15 second countdown appeared on screen, showing just how little time there was to get to safety. Then followed explosions, thick smoke and scenes of devastation.
When the video ended the silence was deafening.
To see how other people interpreted the prompt, visit 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups at Julia’s Place.