The Lakehouse Incident


The Lake

When they arrived at their favorite vacation spot, they found that everything had changed.

For the first time in the five years that they have been coming to their lake house in the hills, Lauren and Tom remained speechless.

While parking the car, Tom has noticed that something isn’t right.

The trees were leafless, though it was the beginning of the summer. The grass, “Wait, what grass?”, thought Tom, there weren’t any, just dirt covered with dry, yellow leaves.

Lauren stood in front of the house. At least the house looked intact. “As if the bomb has been dropped here, my God!”, glimpsed in Lauren’s mind.

She looked at Tom. He was confused, turning around and not believing his eyes.

“Lauren?”, said he, ” are we on the exact place? I just don’t believe this is our lake house”.

“Darling, unfortunately we are. There it is, our house. Intact. But all of this, I just cannot explain it”.

There were no neighbours for miles, nobody they could ask what was going on.

The house doors opening had a same sound as always, squeaking from the rust.

Inside, the darkness, until Lauren turned up the lights.

Tom stepped back to the porch.

All the furniture, everything that should be on the floor, was…floating.

“What the…..?”, spoke Lauren and tried to touch the vase floating in the air like a balloon.

“Just don’t do it!”, yelled Tom from the porch.

But she did. In the moment her fingers touched the vase, it suddenly dropped to the floor, breaking into pieces.

“Who is messing with us? Is this a joke?!”, asked Lauren still standing in the middle of the hallway.

“I have no clue! I’m scared Lauren. Let’s just get into the car and drive the hell out of here!”, begged Tom with shivering voice.

Lauren agreed. She didn’t want to end up in some kind of the secret experiment, or whatever was happening here.

Distant echo of the waves crumbling on the lakeshore surrounded them.

They both turned around towards the lake, which was close to the house, just a couple of steps down the brick path.

The water was raising. At first, they both agreed frightened how it resembled a tsunami.

“But on a lake?”, said Tom.

They started running towards the car.

Lauren, breathless, turned to see the whats happening. Tom was in front of her, just few steps ahead.

The lake floated in the air, just like a big water orb.

In the next second, a gallons of water crushed everything in the radius of twenty miles.

Before the water came, Tom grabbed Lauren’s hand firmly, and their eyes met telling everything. “I love you”, was the last reflection in their minds, synchronized, enveloping them in peace.


Official report on the Meadow Lake Catastrophic Event: 

“As the government officials stated, the incident at the Meadow Lake that happened yesterday, was a catastrophic event following the series of earthquakes in the region.

The local population has been noticed that there is no threat of new events.

The extent of the damage is yet to be evaluated. No casualties were reported, also.”




6 thoughts on “The Lakehouse Incident

  1. Hugh's Views and News June 20, 2014 / 3:07 PM

    What a fantastic piece of writing. I loved the story very much. It was like as if I was watching what was happening on TV or at the cinema. This would make a great film.


    • Tina The Mess June 20, 2014 / 3:09 PM

      Hi Hugh!

      What a comment! Am I blushing? Yes, I am. 😀

      Thank you!

      I don’t know about the movie, though…LOL



      • Hugh's Views and News June 20, 2014 / 4:20 PM

        You are very welcome, Tina. I hope you weren’t blushing too much.
        You inspired me to do the prompt as well, so thank you for that.
        Have a lovely weekend.


        • Tina The Mess June 20, 2014 / 4:28 PM


          I can hardly wait to read your post!

          You too have a great weekend! 🙂


  2. litadoolan June 20, 2014 / 5:07 PM

    Great structure to your work of fiction there. I like your style! Glad to be in touch on WP.


    • Tina The Mess June 20, 2014 / 5:09 PM

      Thank you!

      I am glad you liked it, and we’ll surely stay in touch on WP. 😀


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