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I once was caught in a riot at a football game in Ghana. It was crazy!

I’m holed up at my parents’ house this week due to the lovely effects of Hurricane Sandy, who is currently wreaking havoc on my coastal, Long Island apartment.  I guess that’s what I get for living seaside!

When disaster strikes, it can be scary.  Even something as simple as a rainstorm in Thailand can turn your travel dreams into a nightmare.  This week’s travel writing exercise focuses on disaster.  Grim topic, I suppose, but disaster stories are full of drama and excitement.  They can be a great launching point for descriptive writing and building on your lead/nut graph tactics.

Write about a time during your travels where you experienced disaster.

As always, leave your story in the comments section or send me an email with it attached.  I’ll need something to do while quarantined by this storm, so send me those drafts!

Stay dry,
Katka

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