It’s that time of week again–time for Friday Fictioneers on a Wednesday morning! This week our photo prompt is courtesy of our fearless leader Rochelle Wisoff Fields, and by the week’s end it will inspire scores of original 100-word stories. My story this week is slightly under weight at 98 words.
Old Muddy’s Revenge
Tres gazed out the shop window. “Dad—water’s risin’. Best get on while the gettin’s good.”
“I ain’t goin’ nowhere. Nary a flood e’er reached us here afore.”
Across the river from the shop, Tres could see water lapping at the foundation of Pierre’s bait shop. “Mr. Pierre’s already left, Dad. Good thing too. The Old Man’s knocking at his door.”
“Ain’t nuttin’ ta fear, Son. We sit a fair sight higher than him.”
“I’m not leavin’ you here.”
“Don’t then. Take a load off.”
Three hours later, the pair clung to the roof and prayed for rescue.