As night follows day Sian's Storytelling Sunday - which Sian hosts on the first Sunday of each month - follows My Month in Numbers in my blogging calendar [which I think is why I'm finally remembering to join Sian each month now!]. Visit Sian here for the full details if you'd like to join in and tell a tale of your own.
So now, if you're sitting comfortably, and if you're not afraid of loud noises .... I'll begin mine ...
Big Bang Theories
When I first heard the rumbling I didn't think anything of it ... and then the window bowed inwards.
Which made me pause for a moment ...
my recent post proves] my first thought was that the rumbling was related to that. But, on second thoughts, and thinking of the weird window wobbling, whatever made the noise felt too loud, too powerful and surely nearer to home than that.
So, maybe it was a lorry in the street dropping a fully-loaded skip? So I looked. And the street was empty.
So I did what I always do when I want immediate information on what's happening in the world ... I turned to Twitter.
Then a local news source tweeted about a 'suspected earthquake'.
In N.E England.
Not a regular occurrence in these parts. [In fact I've only known one other in my lifetime.]
And then it was followed by a suggestion it could be related to the construction of a wind farm out at sea.
So far, so interesting, so unusual, so newsworthy. You'd think.
But from then on ... there was nothing ...
There was one further explanation offered on Twitter:
The following day a story appeared in the local paper ...
But even that wasn't about what had actually happened ... it was about how nobody can find out what actually happened!
But I think it's safe to guess we can all agree on one thing ... that this was THE MOST inspired, genius, perfectly-pitched headline to sum up the whole mysterious affair:
... and that whoever wrote it certainly earned their money that day!
Thanks for reading my story ... and don't forget to swing by Sian's place for more stories today.
Oh and do feel free to speculate in the comments about what YOU think really happened that day!