June 21: Flash Fiction Challenge – Not All is Lost

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June 21, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about “not all is lost.” It can include recovery from disaster, an unexpected insight after a fall, or however the phrase moves you. Go where the prompt leads.

The rain hadn’t let up and mum was more worried so she and dad started moving stuff. The water was getting closer, higher each hour. We kids were ordered to stay in the front of the house as the water was going to come through the back door before reaching the front.

Mum had all the heirlooms packed and feared the worst when dad said the water had stopped rising and all was not lost.

They watched, all afternoon as the water stayed at the one level. Dad said it was dropping and we drew a sigh of relief.

 

Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2018/06/22/june-21-flash-fiction-challenge/

 

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5 Responses to June 21: Flash Fiction Challenge – Not All is Lost

  1. Narrow escape there.

  2. Charli Mills says:

    Good one, Michael! When it comes so close, watching that tipping point can be a tense moment. You expressed what it’s like trying to outpace a rising flood.

  3. robbiecheadle says:

    Very nice, Michael.

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