Photo Copyright: Roger Bultot

Here we are standing around this week at an art exhibition. It includes nets. We’ve gathered again to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneers group. Our hostess for the gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for all of us this week and every week is to write a story with no more than 100 words, not counting the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Roger Bultot. Thanks, Roger.

To read the other stories by 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: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words


I’d stopped for gas in Bluegill Lake, Ohio. An elderly man strolled up and said, “Hello, you’re a stranger. We don’t get many of those”

Having time to spare I decided to be friendly.

“Yes, you have a nice little town here.”

“Yep, but kind of boring except of course for the weather disturbance of 1998.”

I was hooked. “What happenedΒ then.

“Well, the darndest thing. The weatherman said a small tornadoΒ had hit over in Canal Falls and weΒ got fish dropping from the sky.”

“Oh, what did you do?”

“Why we held out nets.”






















57 thoughts on “WEATHER DISTURBANCE OF 1998

      • I’ve heard of raining cats and dogs, but fish…now, that’s a new one! it…still picturing it. Tornadoes are unique beasts…A few years ago, I found a mail box from over 200 miles away, all the mail still securely inside. I went to the post office and mailed it back to the person, completely intact… I couldn’t resist. πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks, Plaridel. I’m glad you liked the story. I don’t doubt it’s true. I seem to remember seeing it on the news from somewhere. Yes, if the fish were in the rice paddies they must have come down into them. I’ve seen reports of the storms hitting the Philippines and they sound fierce at times. —- Suzanne

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    • Thanks, Anurag. I’m happy you enjoyed the story. I wouldn’t mind seeing it from inside a shelter of some type. The reality would be a mess and have to be cleaned up before it left a stench only rotten fish can leave. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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      • I grew up a couple of miles from Lake Erie, so a lot of water were I am from. We haven’t received as much snow in NH as they did in Erie, PA, but I do have more than my parents in Vermilion, OH.

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