It’s Starting to Rain

This post is written for Friday Fictioneers. The challenge is to write a complete story with a beginning, middle and end in 100 words or less using the picture prompt below.

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

On that fateful morning of his thirtieth birthday, in a room bare of everything except their sleeping bags, he finally realized that they would be homeless. Their landlord had dumped everything on the street the night before. Even the child’s highchair they had bought for their expected child.

He had always though that the jobs they both had were recession proof. He had always dismissed his wife’s nagging to “save for a rainy day.”

Beside him his wife rubbed her bulging stomach. “Honey, it’s starting to rain,” she said in a sad voice that could not hide her fear.

15 thoughts on “It’s Starting to Rain

  1. msjadeli September 20, 2020 / 12:13 am

    I pray they have a way to afford at least a storage unit for their stuff until they figure out what next. That poor unborn will soon be entering a harsh world 😦 Good and timely story, Danny.

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  2. oldentimes September 19, 2020 / 4:52 pm

    well done. seems our minds were on a similar track with this one. Hope they find help

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  3. Sue September 19, 2020 / 11:42 am

    Sadly, this scene is playing out across the country. Well written.

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  4. draliman September 19, 2020 / 11:25 am

    I like the “rainy day” thing you did. I wonder how many people are in the same boat at the moment, or soon may be?

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  5. Brenda's Thoughts September 19, 2020 / 10:10 am

    So tragic and reminds of those who thought their jobs were safe but found them not to be during the pandemic. It also speaks to man’s inhumanity. Well written!

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