The challenge: 104 words including:
…the extreme weather meant…
I’m throwing fiction to the elements this week. We had our extreme weather about a week before most of you.
So near and yet so different
In Tel-Aviv, the extreme weather meant flooding, road closures and terrible traffic jams.
In Modi’in, a shopping centre was flooded, giving rise to the picture of a restaurant, the diners with their feet in water, that appeared on Facebook. Another interesting picture compared the shopping mall to Venice. They did look rather similar.
In Jerusalem, the extreme weather meant a traffic shutdown, a welcome holiday, snowmen, snowballs and beautiful, silent whiteness. What a difference a few kilometres and a few hundred metres make!
A week later, we sat lazing on the grass in warm sunshine, not a trace of extreme weather in sight.