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.