Morning Warning

Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
It’s never too early to be on alert, especially when the weather is concerned, and for Anthony and his family, one morning could mean the difference between life and death. With no watches or warnings, and little more than a drizzle outside, it seemed like a smooth day ahead. Fate, it seems, may just have other plans. Will they survive the morning? Read on and find out in “Morning Warning”. More

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Live Print reviewed on on Aug. 29, 2013

I have no experience with tornadoes but this story had me hooked and holding my breath as I read it. It is a well told tale and holds you in suspense. The ending is just not what you expect

I would recommend reading as it is a great tale, I just wish it had been longer.
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laura thomas reviewed on on Aug. 5, 2013

I’m not sure if this would be categorized as suspense, horror, or paranormal. I would say all three as it has some of each.

Young Anthony drags himself out of bed and gets ready for school. It’s Friday and one week closer to the summer break.

After the usual race to beat his older sister, Rachel, to the bathroom, which he lost, and the fight over the TV remote with his big brother, Alex, which he also lost, it’s time to meet the school bus.

As usual, his sister and brother leave him at the door and he runs to catch up with them.

As they wait for the bus, Anthony notices how quiet it is, how still it is. He looks back up the long driveway to his house and sees the heavy green clouds. They cover the sky, hanging low to the ground.

Living in a tornado prone area, he’s so used to the tornado sirens going off all the time, he wonders if he should be worried by this calm. There are no sirens, but he becomes uneasy, then fearful. He really wants to go back to his house.

The author’s description of the weather is dead on. I’ve been through a few tornadoes, and how he describes the greenish clouds and the sense of foreboding they cause, brought back some vivid memories.

The family dynamics, with the older brother and sister teasing their little brother rings true. I am the youngest of six and was at my older siblings mercy.

As the weather takes an ominous turn, the author creates a sense of apprehension, of fear. It builds just like the storm does.

Morning Warning made me shiver.

Though a short story, the writing is powerful, and the author gave me quite a surprise with the conclusion.

I’m not sure what I was expecting, but the ending was a twister!
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Tevin Hansen reviewed on on July 21, 2013

Anyone who has lived in the Mid-West, i.e. Tornado Alley, and has heard those warning sirens go off, and the wind, the incredible rain, and then the worst part...the deadly, uncomfortable silence right before a twister drops, will knows that heart-pounding feeling, which made me tear through this story. Really good pace, characters you can quickly get involved with, and excellent writing. The ending was abrupt, but with a good creepy twist.
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