It Hurts to Laugh

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

I am disturbed at being alone. That wasn’t always the case. Today, as I look upon the devastation before me, I feel like laughing. There’s not much left of this little piece of paradise. The flooding will start in a few hours. A man rarely feels like laughing alone. When people observe you laughing alone they tend to think you are crazy.

There was advanced warning. Hours before I hear, from the TV under the thatched roof of the Tiki bar, the Governor asking us to leave the area and seek shelter.

I laughed at the possibility.

14 thoughts on “It Hurts to Laugh

  1. msjadeli May 1, 2021 / 9:57 pm

    Maybe he has gone round the bend. There’s only so much a person can take. Good story. Glad you’re back, Danny.

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  2. ahtdoucette May 1, 2021 / 10:39 am

    Oh no! I have nightmares about winding up in such a situation. Well written.

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    • Danny James May 1, 2021 / 10:13 pm

      Thanks! Think we have all shared that experience.


  3. James McEwan April 30, 2021 / 2:38 pm

    I think we learn quickly that laughing at the natural forces comes back to bite you. Best to laugh along after all the joke is on you.

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  4. Mason Bushell April 30, 2021 / 10:12 am

    Hmm, if you believe the weatherman it never happens. If you don’t you get hammered. Nice story. Danny.

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  5. GHLearner April 30, 2021 / 7:42 am

    I guess he’s not sure whether he laughs or cries. There’s no one left to tell him, I told you so. The title nails it.

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  6. lois April 29, 2021 / 9:41 pm

    Let the hurricane party begin! Good to see you back, DJ.

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