100 Word Challenge: Disaster

I have this superpower…not sure if it’s a good power or evil. I guess it depends on where you live.

Thing is if there is something important weather-wise that COULD happen, if I say anything about it, it doesn’t happen.

I’ve done studies, you know. Sixty percent of the time, it works every time.

Case in point, this weekend Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen is churning along in the Gulf of Mexico. Based on current NOAA Hurricane Center maps, 16 is coming my way with an expected landfall sometime late morning or early afternoon Saturday. It’s kind of like getting a time window from the Cable Guy. He’ll be there when he gets there.

We are even under a Storm Warning.

The difference between a Storm Watch and Storm Warning is that Watch means there is potential for a weather system to develop into a storm, a Warning means severe weather is imminent.

The last three times a major storm initially looked like it would bear down on my little piece of paradise, it diverted farther east or west, leaving my area to deal with heavy rain and some wind… just when I said it would come ashore in my town. Tropical Storm Nestor (it was actually upgraded to a named storm while I typed this) is out there now doing it’s eeny, meny, miny, moe routine deciding where to crash.

I’m putting this theory to a test this weekend to dodge a potential disaster.

The downside of this science fair project is that if I use my jinx powers to move the storm, it has to go somewhere else. We’re between Panama City to the southeast and New Orleans to the west so there’s that.

No matter what, this is my chance to purge my freezer and not worry about grocery shopping. It will be madness this weekend.

This is a Disaster. This isn’t something somebody can control. We ain’t stuck on stupid. ~ Russel Honoré

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What to do:

Using “disaster” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.

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