I'd like to get a writing prompt going this month. Essentially, I'm going to give two to three sentences that you can either take as inspiration or start a story/poem with the lines given. So, for May 2013 these are the lines:
The black, billowing clouds split the sky open like an eruption of forces never seen in this generation. The sky seemed to give birth to the idea that the end could come at any moment and without mercy.