Friday Fictioneers – Big Rain


He scratched his head and patted his belly, as if playing that kids’ challenge of combining two different motions. Obviously, he wasn’t convinced, so I redoubled my efforts.

“Some will be saved,” I said.

“Like Noah and the Ark,” I said.

“The waters will recede,” I said, “And the earth will be cleansed.”

“Praise the Lord,” I added.

A long silence followed, in which he shuffled his feet awkwardly. At last he said, “I think Noah had a bigger boat. An inflatable isn’t going to cut it.”


Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

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