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Camping Event

A journal entry dated June 1908: Vanavara Trading Post, Siberia, the best breakfast spot with unlimited hot coffee. Who would think, way out in a remote part of the world, travelers and local inhabitants mingle over breakfast special number seven, two large eggs, over easy with slices of thick ham and real buttered toast? Written details left behind preserves a first account witness on the largest impact event on Earth. Like this one: Tunguska event. Sudden bright flash in the early morning northern sky, intense heat so hot some women cried, “It’s the end of the world! “ Then, thunderous sounds much like an artillery barrage interrupt breakfast. Grandfather, his wife and two sons. Violent earth-shaking. Windows shatter, tables, chairs, dishes and unsteady elderly people knocked to the ground.

No human fatalities, only 80 million trees lost.

fire in the sky
meteor phenomenon
camping one summer

Tunguska event, Siberia, haibun, haiku, writing challenge, camping, summer

Tunguska Event

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Inspiration:  An historical fiction haibun on the  Tunguska Event for the Ligo Haibun Challenge. This week, a word prompt challenge – Siberia or South America. 

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20 thoughts on “Camping Event

    • Sun says:

      thanks, Jen. must admit, both word prompts left me hanging without any clues what to write about. glad to learn about the Tunguska event. 😛

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  1. angelswhisper2011 says:

    Great writing and Haiku again, Sun. Hey Chuckles….Rise and Shine… you’ve been nominated for the Excellence Award. You were number one on our Annual rapport. Thank you, my furriend. Pawkisses 🙂

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  2. Hamish 'Managua' Gunn says:

    Sun. Brilliant. Yes, that was quite an event, but the angle you took on it was really, really very special. The focus on the breakfast was really just right, and am in awe how you did that. In fact you turned it into a wonderful piece by personalising it like that. Great information, good choice, and the way you dealt with your haiku about a very difficult topic in this form really was mastery. Well done.

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    • Sun says:

      you know i’m delighted to read your note of praise, Managua. thank you for the tough word prompt. forced me to learn more about our world. 😛 cheers!

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