The raindrops were the biggest she’d ever seen. On the desert part of the Canadian prairie, the soil contains a lot of clay, and will only absorb a small amount of water, and that very slowly.
Calyn knew they had an hour or perhaps two at the most, to get the dog, cat, rabbit, gerbil, hamster, and the two children who loved their pets into the car and up to higher ground before their basement suite flooded.
As the family headed for the Cypress Hills, the overloaded car had to pass through a low spot in the road. Would it stall in what looked like a water-filled trench? Calyn gripped the wheel and stepped on the gas.
News reporter Peter Halliday was the first to interview survivors after The Flood of ’09, and his book reveals culpability in everyone from the Harper government on down. In bookstores next week.
Posted for Book Blurb Friday wherein Lisa Ricard Claro,
of Writing in the Buff, offers us a photo
(this one taken by photographer-writer Kathy Matthews)
and invites us to use the picture as a book cover, imagine a book,
then “Write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing
that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book.”
To see how this photograph inspired others to imagine a book
and write a blurb for its cover, please click HERE!