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Who’ll stop the rain (Friday Fictioneers)

February 13, 2020
PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The grey outside matched her mood. The rain kept everyone in doors these days. Unless you had special protection to guard against the toxicity in the water. Luckily the internet still worked. Well… it was slow, but she could get her work done. Of course, that’s all anyone did these days. Worked from home. Too dangerous to go out. Smoke, smog, poisoned rain, sickness… Everything was spread by the very air needed to breathe.

Home is good.

Home is safe.

Notifications dinged, a constant sound from her phone, filling the air with noise.

People were still out there. Still alive.

This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt

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Word Count: 100

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  1. This may be where civilization is heading. Is it really living though?

  2. I had the same feeling as Tannille. Your dystopia is scary, but I think people will allows invent culture and rituals.

  3. We’re not that far away from this already – it’s like the last few days here with some snow storms – stay in the house and watch the online world go by! At least I’ve managed to get some writing done!

    • Oh yes, I could have added snow actually. It would fit. Well at least you’ve been productive !

  4. So many people live indoors already. Sad when it’s not yet a reality…

  5. Oh gosh, I hope this isn’t the shape of things to come! Nicely done, Laurie.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  6. Dear Laurie,

    Sounds frightening, sad and ever so lonely. Well done.



    • Yes I think so, very lonely. How would anyone meet anyone? Mind you… no public transport to worry about !

  7. Argh it is the age of technology and the decline of our lovely mother earth.

  8. It’ll take a lot to keep me locked indoors!

    Here’s mine!

  9. How long before the filtering systems in homes break down and the noxious air can’t be kept out? A truly frightening scenario.

  10. Very topical, trapped at home by the toxic world on the outside. Should we prepare for the eventuality now?

  11. Scary to think how this could be reality. Well done Laurie

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