Reena’s Xploration Challenge #263

I have chosen words or situations for this week’s prompt from Baba Vanga’s predictions for 2023.

  • Devastating solar storm
  • Explosion in a nuclear plant
  • Human birth in laboratories
  • Alien attacks
  • Earth changing its orbit
  • Bioweapons

You need not use the words verbatim. You can use one or more of the situations as a stimulus for imagination, and base your piece on it.


Helen looked again at her reflection in the mirror, not sure of what she saw. It seemed like there was sort of a gray cast to her skin and that just wouldn’t do. She was to be on the air in 10 minutes. Helen was the on the go reporter for CNN and had to be in any disaster type situation any time they called.

Today she received an early morning call, saying that there had been an unusual disturbance among people in a small town near the Canadian border. Since she lived in Oregon, she was the first chosen to report.

She glanced once more in the mirror and thought it must be a reflection of the light inside the CNN trailer. Once out in the sun, she forgot all about it, especially when she saw the chaos that was surrounding her.

Talking to various people, she realized no one had really known what happened, except that they woke up to a dark gray cloud, and then a sudden silence fell over the whole town.

Helen knew exactly what it was. The week before Helen had seen a report of similar events in a small town that had been determined to be under a biohazard attack.
She like many of her coworkers agreed, this was the start of Putin’s endeavor to take over world power.