Friday Fictioneers – The Storm

18 06 2014

Hi folks, it’s been a while. I promise to try and visit more often in future.

This week’s posted pic is from before my time, so you get treated to a brand new story. However, I do remember the pic at the top of the page (sandy path down to beach). I fondly remember it inspiring a zombie story.Β  Well, I had only recent read World War Z at the time. Check it out if you’ve got the time – both my story and the book! (Update – Having looked, it’s not the same picture after all! Just similar)

(c) Mary Shipman

The Storm

With a wrenching of timbers and a smashing of boards, destruction spread throughout the house. No room was left untouched as the raging storm that had been brewing steadily for the last hour passed through the flimsy wooden structure like a wrecking ball.

Miraculously untouched, a young woman stood in the centre of the room. Like the eye of the storm she exuded an otherworldly calm as she surveyed the increasingly expensive damage.

“Tom, calm down. I’m sure England can still qualify for the quarter finals.”

 

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18 responses

18 06 2014
MrBinks

Such passion, such enthusiasm, such belief!
Such… delusion πŸ˜‰

Nicely done.

18 06 2014
writeondude

For England and St George!

18 06 2014
Sandra

πŸ™‚ I do like an optimistic heroine. However there are limits to even the most imaginative of characters…

18 06 2014
BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg)

I think with a storm like that there is no end to destruction…. I think she better leave πŸ™‚

18 06 2014
aliciajamtaas

Yikes! A little over the top, he is. Nice surprise at the end. Thanks. (You need quotation marks after finals.

18 06 2014
writeondude

Thanks. Not sure where those pesky quote marks went. I’m sure they were there at some point!

18 06 2014
Sandra

This is hilarious! Great twist!

18 06 2014
Woman_on_Pause

Goal! I really enjoyed this piece. πŸ™‚

19 06 2014
rochellewisoff

Dear Pete,

I had to drop by and say hello. You and yours are sadly missed. Loved the twist at the end of your story. Hell hath no fury like a man whose team is losing. My dad was that way when our home team struck out in baseball. πŸ˜‰

Shalom,

Rochelle

19 06 2014
Horus

That was a superb read – only if Tom could help the English team on field !

19 06 2014
patrickprinsloo

Most appropriate especially this evening.

19 06 2014
siobhanmcnamara

I love her calmness. Sounds like she’s used to the situation!

20 06 2014
patriciaruthsusan

Pete, Hilarious twist at the end. πŸ˜€ I agree that she seems used to this behavior, poor woman. They must spend a lot of money on replacing things broken so no wonder they can’t afford a better house. He needs a course in anger management big time. I enjoyed the film clip on For England and St. George. Well written. πŸ™‚ —Susan

20 06 2014
elappleby

Gah! Flippin’ football!!! Very funny story though πŸ˜€

21 06 2014
Liz Young

Unfortunately she was wrong. Tom will have completed the destruction by now.

21 06 2014
Bastet

Wow … now that is one football fan!

21 06 2014
Courtney Wright

HA! The World Cup is everywhere!! πŸ™‚

25 06 2014
Nan Falkner

Drink a beer – chill out – it’s only a game? Good story! Nan πŸ™‚

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