Safe or Sorry?

Written for the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle for the picture prompt below – a story in 100 words or less. For amazing stories on this prompt click here

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Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Safe or Sorry?

Words 100

“Bedtime Sue,” Anne called.

“When is Daddy coming?”

“Daddy can’t come home because of the snowstorm.”

Sue flew to the door. “I heard his car.”

“That couldn’t be Daddy. His car broke down.”

“Then who is it?”

They were alone! Anne caught hold of Sue and motioned her to silence.

Knuckles rapped the door. “Anyone home?”

“Open the door Mommy.”

Anne hesitated. Could she – should she risk it?

“We are lost, hungry and cold. Help us, please?”

Anne stilled. They were more than one.

“Don’t be mean Mommy.” Sue shook her. “They will die in the snowstorm.”

But what if…

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What do you think Anne should do?

A word about the Story Club – since there arent too many takers (as yet) this will be a monthly event (for now) and the next one is scheduled for the 15th of July – The Open Boat hosted by YP. Anyone else willing to host a Story Club – do let me know the story and the date. Anyone game for 1st August? SMR?

And if you have time, how about a quick trip to Mumbai? 😀 Click here

Clouds Galore

Hello everyone! I am back again with some photos of clouds – remember On Top of the World? Yes well in my defense, this in response to the Daily Post’s prompt Clouds. And these are fresh clouds – not just any fresh clouds but the monsoon clouds – on which almost everything in India is dependent on. About 75% of India’s annual rainfall occurs during the monsoons – between June and September. Oops does that sound too much like a geography class? Anyhow, Delhi is usually the last to get the rains and we often ‘hear’ about the rain lashing this city or that much before we actually get to experience it. But for me the real wonder is to experience contrasts in a matter of hours.

Last weekend we took a trip to Mumbai which is heavily monsooned at the moment and… Hey! How about joining me on a quick trip from Delhi to Mumbai 🙂 Seated? Belted? Off we go!

cloudless
Delhi Airport – a bit hazy but cloudless

 

Scattered clouds
Take off into scattered clouds
On the clouds
Ultra clean cottony clouds – stuff of fairy tales
Seaclouds
The plot clouds thicken

 

Rainbow
Even caught a rainbow over the clouds!
Clouded
Engulfed by the monsoon clouds
Over Mumbai
The clouds yield and let us emerge over Mumbai

Terra firma

Rain lashed Mumbai – don’t miss the heavily overcast sky

So how did you like the trip? Do let me know 🙂 And for those of you who like pics and missed it – there are two more that I posted yesterday – Oddball and Walk