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Here we are for another week. Today we’ve gathered on a virtual boardwalk over virtual wetlands. Our hostess for this weekly gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers group. Our challenge this week and every week is to write an original story with no more than 100 words, not including the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt is a repeat supplied by Adam Ickes and requested by Sandra Crook. Thanks, Adam, and Sandra.
Except for a few minor changes, this is the same story I wrote for this prompt in March of 2014.
To read the other stories by the group members, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.
The link for this week’s stories is as follows:
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
THE WETLANDS by P.S. Joshi
George asked his dad, “Why is there a bridge over the land?
Well, son, it looks like land, but it’s called a wetland. You’d sink down and get stuck if you walked on it.
Could they drain it?
Yes. They could. It’s been done. There’s a lot of life there, though that would be destroyed. Also, if a bad storm comes, the area can flood.
He remembered having been shown homes built on drained wetland.
The agent said, “We never get bad flooding here. Never happened.”
A few years later, people from those homes had to be rescued by boat.