Another week and another Friday Fictioneers! How the days fly by!
For those of you not already in the loop: Every Wednesday Madison Woods posts a photo on her blog. Every Friday, writers from all over the place converge on her blog to post links to a 100 word story they have written, a story inspired by the photo.
For writers, it’s a great way to brush up on your writing skills and get some exposure. For readers, it’s a great way to read some really neat stories..Madison has quite a diverse range of followers.
Here’s this week’s picture, my story follows. As always, comments and thoughtful criticism are appreciated.
There will be Rain
“How long till we get our water?” the old man asked.
“Two weeks, looks like,” the sheriff replied. “River has to be kept flowing. Minnow habitat.”
The crowd muttered and glared at the floodgate. “A few sledgehammer hits and the minnow be damned,” someone said.
But the old farmer raised his eyes to the gathering storm; he heard a faint footfall of thunder rolling across the hills and smelled the first breath of rain. “Maybe we don’t need that water tonight after all, boys,” he said. “Maybe we should just go on home.”