March 21, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features a bucket of water. What is the condition of the water and what is the bucket for? Drop deep into the well and draw from where the prompt leads!
Henry had been pleased when Lisa had guided him in fixing the hole in the bucket. It had been an exasperating time as every effort to repair the damage to the bucket had been thwarted. Straw too long, blunt scissors and ultimately the hole itself.
A hole in the bucket at a crucial time was a setback to someone as simple as Henry who prided himself on his self-sufficiency. The hole had flummoxed him.
Now the bucket was repaired and he could get on with the task at hand, carrying water to put out the fire in his bedroom.
Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2019/03/21/march-21-flash-fiction-challenge/
Oh, I hope he got there in time.
So long as there wasn’t another hole in the bucket he might be fine
Dear Liza? 🙂
Yep we used to sing: “There’s a hole in the bucket dear Liza dear Liza”, did have a different version?
No. Is there one? I can imagine there might be a rude one, suitable to schoolboys and rugby players. 🙂
Being a person of virtue and purity I have no such knowledge of any ribald and or rude version. I shall check google though 😅
Being a former schoolboy that surprises me. 🙂
Good catholic boys were never like that 🤪
Really? Yet Catholic girls were. 🙂
Not surprised the ones I knew were loose, ever trying to bring us good boys down 😂. It was a constant battle I kept losing 😊
Sounds much like the three we had in the village …
Haha, you beat me to the comment!
Great minds …
I didn’t realize there was a fire going on. I didn’t get the sense of urgency in that song. Stop singing, and put out the damn fire.
The fire was one of those side issues but is out now. Thanks for commenting
😀 😀 😀 good twist on the tale, Michael .
Thanks so much Lyn
Ha! Yep, remember that one from second grade. Can’t win for trying. Remember, it circled back to needing the hole-y bucket? His room’s gonna burn.
His chances are not good I know that.
You gave Henry a brain 🙂
Yes despite his stupidity.
Interesting take 🙂
Thanks, a fun task as always.
Sounds as if he’ll be a day late and a dollar short on that!
Yes indeed, thanks Violet for stopping by.
Great interpretation of Henry’s dilemma!