AWAITING THE MONSOON

 

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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:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/22-may-2015/

Genre: Nonfiction

Word Count: 100 Words

AWAITING THE MONSOON by P.S. Joshi

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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MONSOON

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Copyright: Madison Woods

We’re here another week, gathered in a small virtual cafe in a foreign city. Water is the subject as this is a group from the Friday Fictioneers, and we’ll be discussing our original stories for this week. Our hostess for this gathering is the gracious and talented author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for 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 ¬†some years ago by Madison Woods. Thanks again. Madison.

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:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/8-may-2015/

Genre: Humor Fiction

Wood Count: 100 Words

MONSOON by P.S. Joshi

Ruth was a teacher, so the only time she could take a trip to India to study yoga at a famous institute, was in summer. “How fascinating,” said family and friends.

Monsoon begins sometime in June and ends in September. The exact day she stepped off the plane, it poured down as though a plug was pulled in a huge tub overhead.

The clogged street drains were still being cleared as monsoon was about two weeks ahead of the forecasted arrival. Ruth stepped from the taxi and waded into the hotel lobby, stringy, dripping hair hanging down.

“Fascinating,” she mumbled.

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