“Oh my God,” my friend, Beth Ann cried. “This is unbelievable!” Black goo covered the beach. Hundreds of animals were fighting for their lives.
My heart was breaking to watch as some of the animals were losing their fight to live. “So this is why there are no spectators watching the beach today. They are all down on the beach helping to clean up this devastating oil spill and save the animals that have gotten trapped in it.
Beth Ann heard that 101,000 gallons of oil from a ruptured pipeline spilled onto the Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County. Twenty-two oil stricken birds and twenty-eight marine mammals have died. Forty birds and twenty-eight marine mammals, so far, have been rescued.
Both girls quickly rolled up their sleeves and ran to the beach to help. They knew the wildlife rescue needed as much help as it could get and this was not going to be just another fun day at the beach. (160 words)
Thank you to Alistair Forbes for the great photo prompt this week.
Thank you to our kind host for this fun flash fiction challenge is Alistair Forbes. He gives us a photo prompt and approximately 200 words to write a flash fiction story. It’s fun and addicting. If you would like to participate, click on this link: Sunday Photo Fiction for more information.