Friday Fictioneers – The Forecast

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PHOTO PROMPT © Janet Webb

The rain is pelting faster and harder than anyone could have expected.  Laughing at the madness, I somehow remember the weather forecast from the morning news: “We might see some scattered showers in the late afternoon, so enjoy your sunny morning, folks.”

I also remember the thought that floated through my mind and then vanished when I left the house that morning, running late for work as usual: What sun?  There’s nothing but clouds out here.

Would it have made a difference if we’d known?

Looking out the store window where I’d run for shelter, I watch as the water rises higher every second.

No, it probably wouldn’t have helped.


Friday Fictioneers is a weekly flash fiction prompt where we are given a photo and asked to write a 100 word story – beginning, middle and end. This one came in at 110 words.

Click on the blue froggy to read other amazing 100-word stories!

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12 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Forecast

  1. I hope they make it through! Weather forecasts always making little mistakes like that and it’s especially annoying when you look out your window and you’re like, actually it’s a downpour right now, thanks. Crossing my fingers for your characters to be okay.

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  2. Great story. The line ‘would it have made a difference had we known?’ I find especially interesting. With normal weather, it wouldn’t have. With disastrous events like heavy storms, extreme heat or cold, knowing what’s coming is essential.

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