Friday Fictioneers: The Flood

copyright -Janet Webb
copyright -Janet Webb

When the rains first came, everyone rejoiced. Harvests had wilted under the sorching sun and the fear of famine was fast becoming a reality. Shouts of joy, however, soon turned into panic. Water seeped underneath doorways, and roofs slowly let in the water that had hammered against them. Homes were destroyed, lives were lost, heros were born. Mud embraced all as the water levels lowered. Famine was now a reality and the shopping carts that littered the area would not be filled with fresh produce any time soon.

Have you ever experienced a flood?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

friday-fictioneers-badge(This post was inspired by Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle. The challenge asks for bloggers to write a story in 100 words or less in response to the photo prompt.)


29 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: The Flood

  1. Dear Colline,

    I’ve seen a few floods here in the KC area. Fortunately the worst that happened to us was a flooded basement.
    Apt descriptions and a well constructed piece.




  2. Wow that is quite a scenario you set there Colline, I have experienced numerous floods and raging torrents here in Australia, roads become unpassable in our wet season, drivers are always advised to not drive through flooded creeks, yet still do and are washed away as the creek beds erode.


    1. I am not surprised you have experienced them Ian.
      I remember my mom driving us home from school one day during a big storm and we had to stop because of the flooding of a road. I remember we were all excited about the experience – though we did moan that we were hungry while waiting for the water levels to sink! When eventually my mom drove through the water, our comments must have disturbed her. In hindsight I think she was scared that she would not get through.

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  3. Rain can be friend or enemy – in UK my daughter’s house was flooded several feet deep, in my former home in Tenerife flash floods washed cars into the sea and drowned seveal people, yet deserts bloom only after a flood.


          1. My niece (in law) lost her brother in the storm. They were visiting this town and had been at the movies. They got in their car and it started pouring. They decided to wait it out in their car when the flash flood hit. His GF swam to safety (although she broke her jaw) but he was lost.


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