Angel of the Dusk

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is a story of a man struggling to find purpose in his life. After his home and town is being destroyed by a terrable storm he starts to understand his true purpose in life.

Submitted: January 03, 2012

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A poor man who lived in the small town had nothing to keep his life going. His wife and children had died in an awful flood and his house was destroyed in a horrible earthquake. Yet, he still moved forward in his everyday life by cleaning his house every day, went to work, paid his bills, and greeted everyday as if he was reborn. One day as he woke, he went to his porch and seen horrible, angry, black clouds in the sky. He was frightened as just then a crack of lightning struck the earth in front of him. He could hear more lightening in the distance. As he went back in the house rain slammed against the side of the house and strong winds began to rip the house apart. The man was frightened as he began to take important things to his basement. Just then he heard screams from a women coming from outside and the man ran out his front door. The storm was so powerful he could barely stand in place without being pushed by the wind or hit by the objects flying through the air. He looked in the distance and seen a elderly women that had been crushed by a falling tree. The wind continued to violently blow as the man stood gripping his post so he did not get sucked up by the storm. The women screamed louder as the rain slashed through trees and houses. "HOLD ON!" The man yelled as a large tree was ripped from its roots and fell over directly in front of him. The man began to move slowly off his porch towards the trapped woman. Lighting cracked the sky then cracked again but this time a lightning bolt hit the water tower in the distance. The man’s head shot up imminently towards the large tower. A few seconds later the water tower blew up violently. The blast could be seen from miles away as black smoke and fire shot in every direction.  The destruction of the blast stretched out a mile with about 100 gallons of water blasting in every direction. The man had fear in his eyes watching the tower fall and the fire began to spread. He turned his attention back to the women but by that time he looked back down the women and the tree was gone. He stood in confusion for a few seconds before the intensity of the storm grasped his attention. More lighting cracked and lit up the sky as wind destructively blew and rain continued to fall in a violent fashion. Water began to push up the man’s body as the flooding was becoming worse.  Just then more powerful lightning struck his house as water continued to push through his feet moving up his legs. His house caught fire and the wind blew the fire higher as more water began to push through. Finally the man dropped to his knees in tears and looked up. "Why God?" he screamed. "Why? After everything I have been through, everything I’ve gotten through, why are you doing this to me? Why do you want me to die?!" A huge strike of lightening hit the ground destroying the road beneath it. The blast caused a cloud of smoke that blew toward the man. He covered his eyes and felt the smoke blow through him. Once it stopped he took his arm down and looked around, he was amazed to see that he was standing on a cloud and in front of him was a large women covered in gold. She was floating above the ground starring at the man. "Who a-a-are you?" he said in a very fearful voice. "An am an angel and I’m here for you." she said in an echo like voice, “You have been tested and punished in every way. You have overcome the greatest obstacles and the greatest issues. Even though you have the greatest heart and the most strength of any man I know you must take your place here." The man just stood, "I want to live though; I want to help the world and show that we are all not the same. I want to show that there is a pure heart in the world, that the world can’t change everyone with its views and its ways. I’m sorry, but I refuse to give in I will fight for my life no matter what." The angel stood watching and waiting. "Your greatest gift is the gift to make your own decision with no influence." the angel replied with a calm voice,” Your life will be granted but I cannot stop the test from happening, your life is meant to be over. I am sorry, but this is how the world works." Just then the angel turned to gold smoke with blew toward the man as the wind did. The man covered his eyes again and could not see from the smoke and dust blowing towards him. A few second later he took his arm down and the storm had returned in a violent passion. By then the water was to his waist as his house was burned to the ground. He looked around; as he looked in the distance he could see a large black cloud moving through the city and destroying everything in its path. Crashing and destroying buildings, houses, and cars, it looked like a large powerful black hole just sucking up the entire city. The man looked up and he turned in all directions and knew he could do nothing and was defenseless against this storm. The water was rushing faster moving up to his upper body now. He could hear the destruction in front of him, the screams and yelling in the distance from women, men, and children. He stood thinking about his life and everything he had survived. He thought about the angel and how he always wanted to do something to change the world and his destiny finally hit him. "Now I understand," he said calmly as the storm around him began to get worse by the second, "my true purpose is to save these people. To save their life by giving mine up" He turned and started to climb the burnt and hot rubble from his house. Once he was out of the water and looking to the distance he turned left to see the black cloud approached quickly. The cloud began destroying his neighbor’s house to the left, and to the right the water had taken out the house across the street. The water had risen at least 40 feet high and the cloud even higher. As the approached and merge as one the man opened his arms and looked up. He stared at the sky in tears and full of emotions as his life flashed before his eyes.  "TAKE ME AND SPARE THE WORLD ANOTHER DEVEASTING STORM! MY LIFE IS FINALLY YOURS GOD!" the man screams as the combination of water and the large destruction cloud blasted through his body ripping through him and taking his life.


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