2162. House party
© Bruce Goodman 22 June 2021

Rain didn’t dampen the celebrations. Marsha and Elva had been together in a relationship for forty years. They would invite their many friends around for a barbeque. They were a popular couple. Perhaps as many as fifty turned up to celebrate, including many neighbours.

Their back yard was roomy, even though their house was on the small side. The barbeque was lit. The rain began. My goodness! Did it rain!

Everyone crowded into the small house. What a squeeze! The rain would soon pass. Such joviality! People always make the most of a turn of events. There was breathing room only!

And then it happened. It was the biggest earthquake since 1848.

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