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A Story by Carol Cashes


Power just went out.  I was outside and everything went black.  The wind was howling and roaring and it was exhilarating!  The fury and the power of it...I was in total awe and was feeling the raw energy that just blasted down my street like a mad woman with a mission!  I was totally recognizing and respecting the force and intent - it was a living sentient being and I was struck dumb by the pure energy and power.

This won't be a long report, I'm hot spot/tethering off my phone and need to keep as much of my charge as possible so that I can call my mother in the morning.

I'm still trying to come down from that incredible high...damn!

This is just the eye of Nate, the rest of his mighty self should be along in about an hour.  The quiet after what I just witnessed and felt is almost deafening!  

Miz Carol, reporting live from Biloxi, MS.  Back to you, Cafe

© 2017 Carol Cashes

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You bring me there to the eye. I've ridden a couple of them out, but they were nothing like Nate. I do recall the awesomeness of nature's power. One has to respect such beauty and brutality combined.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Wow! Your description of the eye of the hurricane is brief, but powerful. Raw writing to describe raw nature, and to make your reader feel it and hear it. I'm glad you came through it okay, and can share this vivid experience.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Very raw with a touch of the ol' humor. I like this Carol. Hope everything's coming back together and you get a break for a bit!

Posted 1 Year Ago

Rather unexpected early impressions of Nate--as almost admirable and characteristically female.
A unique and entertaining report.
Cafe, out.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Carol's on the job. Don't you be doing mental stuff, like selfies on the roof. Keep safe.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Keep safe Miz Carol! Thanks for your excellent updates. Praying for all.......xo

Posted 1 Year Ago

It's now 8 am, still no power. No damage. Nate came ashore about 10 miles west of me as a Cat 1. Wind and fury! After the power went out last night, me and one of the Storm Sisters went to sleep on the couch, so I missed his encore. It's surprisingly cool this morning, so sitting in my car charging my phone and listen to some rousing gospel, Mary Mary, in fact, very apropos. My mother is fine, SHE still has power...No damage, just a bunch of the neighbor's leaves and small limbs. Nate was gentle to our nervous and anxious peoples. Checked the local news site to see about any damages, but apparently nothing of note. Dear God, little Miss hard- a*s here 'bout to go all snorting here in the car! At least no one can see me, so I can deny any rumors. All well wishes and prayers were appreciated and apparently heard. Gotta say I enjoyed my role as the reporter "on the scene" last night. He'll, what other rookie journalist on her first assignment has a global audience! Well, got some people's to check on, soooothis is Mix Carol, live in Biloxi, MS. Back to you, Cafe.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Carol Cashes

1 Year Ago

That was supposed to be "snotting", not snorting. Damn allergies making my eyes water...
good to see you have retained your sarcastic humor in the jaws of impending extremeous
tropical storms and hurricanes are the standard for those that have lived on the gulf coast
takes a lot out of you even when prepared
abg2.0 reporting from dry land for now ... we get the ensuing mess come tuesday
stay high and dry and if not ... mix yourself a stiff one and get a towel

Posted 1 Year Ago

I am glad all is well so far and hope it remains that way.

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on October 8, 2017
Last Updated on October 8, 2017


Carol Cashes
Carol Cashes

Biloxi, MS

I'm very cynical, jaded, just this side of bitter and the only reason I haven't crossed that line is a good man loves me. I am extremely empathetic, but seldom sympathetic. I can be a ferociously lo.. more..


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