Friday Fictioneers 27th October

Thanks to Rochelle for her weekly 100 word challenge:
https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/10/25/27-october-2017-2/

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot
The broody sky reflected her mood.
Every day she waited at this spot for exactly two hours.
No-one had told her what to expect, what to look for, just that ‘She would know’ when it happened.
To be honest, she was getting fed up of waiting, not knowing.
Why, and for what?
The clouds turned rusty, gathering speed as they moved across the sky towards her point of vigil.
No longer drifting, no longer genteel, the mass hovered, spat a discarded puff into the reeds and dispersed.
The child was found the next day, naked and crying in her arms.

 

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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20 Responses to Friday Fictioneers 27th October

  1. GriffithsKL says:

    To-die-for imagery.

  2. Sandra says:

    Worth the wait, then.

  3. James says:

    Immaculate conception (and birth) at a new level. Glad she waited.

  4. The second coming? An intriguing tale which leaves us to read into it what we will.Excellent

    Click to read my FriFic!

  5. So it’s not storks after all!
    Beautiful images and intriguing tale!

  6. granonine says:

    Did she die in her effort to save the child? This is really good. I want to know more.

  7. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Very creative take on the prompt. I liked the uplifting end.

  8. Yes, a very imaginative take on the prompt. who’d have thought a cloud could deliver a baby! An intriguing tale. One wonders what comes next.
    Your last line needs a bit of “ironing” to smooth out wrinkles, though. It’s passive voice, so we can’t know who found the child? Villagers or family, I assume.
    And then where? Found the child by the lake, with her dead? Or found the child with her at the lake or at home — both alive — the next day? Just a bit more clarity needed.

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