Y'all know I don't usually do these survey/meme/chain-letter-esque things, so I was hoping you'd give me a break and let me do one, since I think this one is particularly cool and intriguing. Anyway, you know the drill by now. Please respond. =D
I want you to comment anything that you want.
A story, a secret, a confession, a fear, a love - anything. Be sure to post anonymously and honestly. Post twice if you'd like.
Then, put this in your LJ to see what your friends (and perhaps others who you don't even realize read your LJ) have to say.
When the sun goes down, you begin to lose hope. When you try to drive back to your house, only to be turned back by flares and police, you realize that they've surrendered up your house to the inevitable. And you know that, as you go back to your borrowed house and try to sleep, that there will be men and women fighting a futile battle to protect the homes of people they will never know. People they care nothing about.
You begin to be afraid, when before you were confident that your house was safe. You try to distract yourself, with friends, and board games, and television... But in the back of your mind, you wonder, is your house all right? Will it burn down during the night? Will the things you did not take be lost to the inferno that burns even now uncontrolled?
Will your life be changed forever by this night? Or will the only change be the experience, and you will be able to come back to your life, waiting for you, pristine in a windows-shut house?
You have the urge to kneel, and bow your head, and lift up your hands and say, Do right by me, providence. Do right by me.
Stuff's still burning in my community, but I don't think it's going toward my house right now... So this is good... Yeah, I'm not at home, so I'm not in physical harm. But my house could get burned, especially if the wind changes.
But I'm okay! And so is my family, and my doggy! Yay!
We evacuated and are now at my friend's house... We're watching the news, and I actually saw one of my friends' houses burning, and I know two people who live on a street that they said had caught flames... And Liz's house is in an area that they said caught fire...
Luckily it's still across a major street from my house. But when I was there, I saw flames, and I was like, okay, it's time to leave... So... yeah. Ack.
Holy shit, there's a huge brushfire burning right close to my house... And there are fucking Santa Ana winds... The sun is crimson from the flames and smoke and ash are billowing everywhere... They're starting to evacuate my area.