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Here we are again this week. Today we’re sitting in a virtual cafe near a virtual tunnel in the city. We’re here to once more discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneer’s group. Our hostess is the gracious and talented author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us is to write a story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt provided for the week. This week’s prompt was supplied by Stephen Baum. Thanks, Stephen. To read the group’s other stories, just click on the little blue frog in the blue box after clicking on the link. The link for the other stories this week is as follows:
Genre: Humor Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
BIGGLESTON CITY’S PROBLEM by P.S. Joshi
Biggleston City was growing and had a big problem. The traffic on McTweety Street was terrible. The city council had a meeting.
In the meeting it was suggested a new traffic light be put up.
“But,” said one councilman, “there are frequent power failures in the city so a light won’t work.”
“Ah,” said another councilman, “Let’s build a tunnel under the street. We’ll call it a subway.”
So it was decided. A fine tunnel was built lined with tile.
The next spring it rained and rained. The new subway filled with water. Another council meeting was called to order.