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100 word fiction: Hunger pangs

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

She keenly watched the spider struggle to get hold of the cockroach which it had preyed upon. Seeing this, her mind wandered towards the struggle she had to encounter daily to get hold of the rations thrown by the army from the numerous helicopters circling above them. 80 more words

100 Word Fiction

Emergency Preparedness: Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Interagency Assessments and Accountability for Closing Capability Gaps

US Government Accountability Office

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) obligated $12.7 billion from the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) for its administrative costs from fiscal years 2004 through 2013 and has taken some steps to reduce and better control these costs. 168 more words

The Natural World


Year 2012. Naklua in Thai means salt or salty related to sea water. It is difficult to trace back the origins of why that name was given to this area but at least in a long gone past time this area seems to have been an important source of salt farming.   133 more words


Moroccan rescue teams have recovered the bodies of nine migrants who were drowned off the coast of Tangier and rescued another 21 who were trying to reach Spain on a small craft, Spanish authorities said on Friday. 48 more words


Ship Collision Results in Argentina Oil Spill

By: Kayla Turner

A collision between a tanker and a bulker has resulted in an oil spill in the Parana River, Argentina.

The Italian-flagged products carrier Ghetty Bottiglieri and the 2011-built, Hong Kong-flagged Octbreeze Island were involved in a pretty significant smash on Saturday near San Pedro during a storm. 90 more words


not another disaster

are not
a disaster
to me

you’re not
“a sudden event..
an accident..
or great catastrophe..”

you might tend to think so

but you were not sudden… 209 more words


Be still my foolish heart

Quietly contemplating
Did that a little too much
Got out of bed too late but there were other things I had to do
Tried to explain but you made it all about you… 200 more words