Prose Challenge – Write a story on any theme, with an upper limit of 250 words, set in the rain.
Jimmy and Johnny sat looking out the window at Jimmy’s house as the rain poured down. It was the first day of the holidays, and they were inside when they’d rather be riding their bikes.
It always rained the first day of the holidays, and neither of their mothers would entertain the idea of them getting wet and being sick the entire holidays.
Between the boys, houses lived old Mrs Smithenfdd whom the boys believed to be a witch and who did rain dances just to spoil their fun.
She had an outstanding garden, with the brightest jonquils, tulips of the most arresting colours and a ground cover that surprised every year in a riot of colour.
Mrs Smithenfdd had a small fluff ball dog called Louise Please, and the boys believed she made the dog urinate on her plants as days later the garden was awash with colour.
Meanwhile, the rain tumbled down, and Jimmy’s mum suggested they play a board game or watch a movie while they waited the rain to stop.
But the boys were happy thinking up stories about Mrs Smithenfdd and the longer the morning went, the more outrageous the tales became.
By lunchtime, they had created a monster out of the old neighbour, and the rain had begun lashing the house showing no sign of letting up.
They decided over their vegemite sandwiches they would watch a movie, with Jimmy’s mum said they could watch anything rated PG and certainly not Noah.