September 11, 2010

The Towers Fall Down

My tribute to 9/11 is here .

I am participating in Saturday Centus . A weekly writing meme based on a prompt .

WEEK 19 PROMPT- September 11,2001

I stood frozen in front of the flickering images on my TV. I could not believe what I was hearing. In that horrible breaking news report , I saw incredulous scenes like something out of a sci-fi movie. Two planes exploded into two buildings in Manhattan , into The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center . The message was clear; America was hit by a terrorist attack . People were dying! I saw them jumpin out of the burning windows, to their death . I watched until the two tallest buildings in the world collapsed into a giant tsunami cloud , covering everything in dust and people were running for their lives thinking it was deadly poison .

12 comments:

  1. That huge cloud of debris has haunted me since the minute I saw it.

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  2. Those horrific images were shown wall-to wall, 24x7...until they were burned indelibly in our brains.

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  3. Yes, those images are frozen in our minds. And I think it's a good thing. We need to remember those we lost, and those who gave themselves to help others.

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  4. You said it . It's taken nine years for it just to sink into my brain lol . I saw the horror of it on tv this day in 2001 but I live in Canada so it didn't affect me much ,just like it didn't affect me when America bombed Iraq . Someday it will .

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  5. It was unthinkable. I can still see it.

    Thanks for sharing. We need to remember.

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  6. I often thought it looked unreal. Like you said something out of a Sci-Fi movie. Too bad that wasn't the case.

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  7. America's nightmare! ~Ames

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  8. The cloud was not mushroom shaped...but just an onminous, a toxic cloud for sure.

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  9. The images will never leave.

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  10. Sad day...heartbreaking...some events never leave our memory...this is one that I wish would...and everything that has happened since...nice job...Peace

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  11. It did have the unbelievable feel of a sci-fi movie. I remember thinking "This doesn't seems like it could possibly be true."

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  12. It was deadly poison, wasn't it? Casting fear and finger pointing all over the globe.

    Thank you for sharing our little SC community in remembrance this week.

    I appreciate your link. I appreciate your story.

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