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Waiting for the storm to break (Friday Fictioneers)

October 6, 2022

PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart

It has not stopped.

This rain feels as though it heralds the end of the world.

Perhaps we will feel cleansed by it, after it passes.


The war between the winged and the not has torn the ground apart and the torrential downpour has turned it to boggy sludge. We await the cessation of the weather indoors. An unwilling truce of sorts. I do not clean the blood off my blade. It carries the power of the dead. It is poison to the winged.


I’m passed the goblet. I drink to the dead who may yet save us.

This is a Friday Fictioneers prompt

You can read more FF prompt responses here

Word count: 100

Well this went a little darker than I expected. A life of it’s own this story.

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  1. Wonderfully atmospheric, Laurie, with intriguing hints of a belief system

  2. Part of me likes to believe this was all in her imagination and the goblet was just the waiter bringing her drink over! 🙂 Enticing preview of the battle to follow.

  3. A respite in the constant battle against the dark forces thanks to the weather. We all need a break now and again.

  4. If it rains for long enough they may make the truce permanent.

  5. What a scaryy bloody scene you’ve written for us this week, Laurie. Felt like it matched up well with my horrid little gargoyle drawing.

  6. Weather certainly creates atmosphere, and you’ve brought it to life in this story. Excellent.

  7. Yikes. If you want to bring on the end of the world, just stop the rain. 🙂 Another fine story, Laurie.

  8. Great prose and concept, Laurie. I hope you expand on this story.

  9. michael1148humphris permalink

    Perpetual war must be tiring,

  10. Dear Laurie,

    The winged and the not. Intriguing beginnings and possibilities.



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