The Coming Storm (Friday Fictioneers)

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PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Tornados rarely formed during the hot Oklahoma summer, but the still, humid air signaled a coming storm. Joe stood on his porch, watching. Hearing footsteps, he turned and saw a man standing a few feet away, a baseball bat in hand.

“Jesus Boone, you scared the shit out of me. What’s up with the….”

The bat connected with Joe’s head before he could finish the sentence. Toppling off the porch, Joe landed in the dirt, blood pooling in the dead grass. As thunder clapped, Boone raced toward the road.

Standing in the shadows of the front door, a small figure watched everything.

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This story was inspired by Rochelle Wisoff-Field’s Friday Fictioneer’s . Thanks to Rochelle for providing this week’s photo.

 

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21 thoughts on “The Coming Storm (Friday Fictioneers)

    1. Thank you Rochelle. This was part of a larger piece I am working on. Getting the first scene down to 100 words was a challenge but it sounds like it paid off

  1. The little shadow reminded me of the ‘Harmonica’ character played by Charles Bronson in Sergio Leone’s masterpiece ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’. This one has potential.

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