The drabble challenge is a weekly challenge hosted by Aheila on her blog :http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com  A reminder how it works : read the prompt and find your angle ; write a drabble (100 word story , give or take 5 words) ; post a direct link to the drabble in your comments


An old wise woman always said : It is an ill wind that blows nobody good . I wondered about this , basking in the caress of a gentle breeze , as airy and insubstantial as a zephyr ; taunting and playful , lifting and twirling papers and leaves in its harmless , directionless pathway .


It is an ill wind that blows nobody good . The words linger … yet the windstorm has passed ; blazing a path of devastation , leaving behind a legacy of destruction … hurricane , cyclone , tornado , derecho or monsoon (a windstorm is a windstorm by any other name). And I wonder – what good could possibly emerge from such unfathomable annihilation .


  1. tara tyler on July 5, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    an angry wind!
    great thoughts to ponder =)

    • mish on July 6, 2011 at 5:22 am

      A collection of angry winds … thanks !

  2. Victoria on July 6, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Wind can be so destructive but I also see it as purifying. We live surrounded by mountains and sometimes the "basin" collects pollution so that the wind clears the air. On the other hand, because we're in high desert, it can stir up sand. Good take on the drabble.

    • mish on July 6, 2011 at 5:53 pm

      Both destructive & purifying ~ that’s really interesting … and it makes sense ! Thanks for drawing my attention to these facts .

  3. Ryan on July 6, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    It's a great reminder not to forget the destructive force of nature though we can admire its beauty as well. Very nice, M!

    • mish on July 6, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      So true , and there has been plenty of devastation caused through windstorms within recent months , all over the world … thanks R !

  4. Dana on July 7, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Both beautiful and destructive–very nice!

    • mish on July 7, 2011 at 1:38 pm

      Like a contradiction of sorts … depending on the context of the situation … thanks D !

  5. Grå Sky on July 12, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Love your short wind contemplation/imagery.  Thanks so much for sharing.

    • mish on July 12, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks for visiting my blog and posting a comment !

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