Here we are again and this week we’re gathered near a long line on a rainy day. We’ve come together to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneer’s group. Our hostess for the gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each 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 be inspired by the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Na’ama Yehuda. Thanks, Na’ama. To read the other stories by group members, just click on the link below, then on the smiling frog. Next, follow the given directions.
Genre: Apocalyptic Sci-Fi
Word Count: 99 Words
A Great Coastal City Evacuation by P.S. Joshi
It was 2040. Rain began but didn’t stop. After two days, warnings for an evacuation began.
First, to leave by bus or private cars. Soon, the news carried a more ominous sign.
“People of New York City and other major coastal cities, ocean barriers are being breached. We’ll open them soon. On several docks, U.S. Navy ships are lining up for sea evacuation. Highways are jammed. Don’t go that way. We’re moving the present evacuation centers back for miles. Nearby airports are closing.”
Many staunch climate change deniers were forced to face the truth. Some panicked. It was expected.