Leaf with water droplets

Copyright: Santoshwriter

Here we are again this week. Today we’re gathered in a virtual wooded area to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneers’ group. Our hostess for this gathering is the talented and gracious 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 for the week. This week’s prompt was supplied by Santoshwriter. Thanks, Santosh.

To read the other stories from group members, just click on the little blue frog in the blue box after clicking on the link. The link for the other stories is as follows:

Genre: Nonfiction

Word Count: 100 Words


We in Pune, India, are patiently awaiting the monsoon to reach us. It’s now churning around in the Bay of Bengal. It’ll then move to the tip of India around the end of May.

If you get the BBC news on TV, you can watch it move on up the west coast. It’s supposed to reach us about the middle of June.

We’ve already had a hail storm and a couple pre-monsoon storms. Workers are still busy clearing city drains of trash, especially plastic waste. There’s already been flooding in some locations. Next come potholes.

We need reservoirs filled though.




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The Wetland


  Copyright  —  Adam Ickes

This is my story for Friday Fictioneers this week. It’s a weekly challenge to tell a story in 100 words with a beginning, middle and end. It follows the picture prompt provided for that week. It’s hosted by former Girl Scout, the gracious and talented Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week the picture is a photo supplied by Adam Ickes. Thanks Adam.


The Wetland 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.”

“Can they drain it?”

 “Yes. They could. It’s been done. There’s a lot of life there though that would get destroyed. Also, if a bad storm comes, that 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.