by CS Runn
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Pub Date 29 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 06 Dec 2022
Please note: This is a short story and not a full novel or novella.
This is the story of the survival of a father and his son during the most devastating storm to hit Florida in ten years. Though Sanibel Island in Florida was vulnerable, they chose to fight it out. An unforgettable story!
Hurricane Ian hit Florida and worked its way up the east coast of the United States. This disaster caused damage that was estimated to be $67 billion. Thousands of people were displaced. Homes were lost, and lives were ruined. This is just one of those stories.
The destruction and loss of lives rival Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Andrew. South Florida will take several years to recover from the storm's impact.
This is a fictional story of survival, compassion, and humanity with a surprise ending. A quick and easy read.
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Average rating from 6 members
Hurricane Ian is a parable, a short story that illustrates different reactions to different events. On Sanibel Island during the deadly September onslaught of the hurricane, a young boy is trapped in what he and his father believe to be a safe house. The father underestimated the power of the storm and is swept away. His son survives, is taken to a shelter where a volunteer takes pity on the boy and takes him home with her. Author C.S. Runn compares this to immigration at our southern border. There children stand, confused and having lost everything, yet we lack the compassion to care for them in the same way that the volunteer did after the storm. Why?
There are obvious parallels and differences to this approach. It is, however, powerful. Since it is very short, I would be interested to know how this will be published and where. I’d like to see it get the publicity it deserves. It’s definitely a conversation starter. 5 stars.
Thank you to NetGalley and C.S. Runn for this ARC.
A harrowing and emotive story, full of thought-provoking moments. The setting is the beautiful barrier island of Sanibel on the Florida coast. It is a story about death and destruction and the loss of all hope. The hurricane when it hit in September 2022 was one of the worst in Florida history and Sanibel was right at the eye of the storm.
The author challenges the reader to think about humanity and compassion, and the people in the Rio Grande River, who like the characters in the story have nowhere to go. All those immigrants have personal stories too and one must learn to understand their needs and make them welcome.
by CS Runn
I loved how in a short story CS Runn told of loss, fairness and how people in the U.S. treat people in need. It was a real wake-up, some can write 400 pages and not make their point. Being from Texas there is plenty of unjust and seeing the effects of Hurricane Catrine in Louisiana. Bravo. Loved and broke my heart.