She Drowned Before I Heard the Explosion
Prompted Flash Fiction (Bahamas keychain, Great Dane, Tonga)
I didn’t know what it was. The noise I mean. It woke me up. I thought it was car doors slamming, hooligan kids terrorizing the trailer park. Good thing I didn’t tell anybody but Horse that.
Found out later, watching the news, a volcano exploded, erupted, whatever, in Tonga. The shock wave took nine hours to travel the ten thousand miles to Anchorage. Tha…