May 1, 2023, prompt: Write a story about high water in 99 words (no more, no less). Hell can be involved or not. Is high water a new drink? A crisis in nature or the basement? Get in the flow. Go where the prompt leads! Check May 1: Story Challenge in 99-words for more details.
In Heaven And Hell – by Hugh W. Roberts
Amid the chaos of the rising floodwaters, Anne and Fiona found themselves stranded on a rooftop.
They’d been strangers before, but now they clung to each other for survival.
As the water crept closer, they discussed their lives and dreams, finding unexpected commonalities. They shared stories of heartbreak and triumph. It wasn’t long before they silently fell in love with each other.
They spent the night on the rooftop, holding each other tightly as the water raged below.
When the rescue boats arrived, they stepped into a new world, hand in hand, ready to face whatever came their way.
Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.
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30 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Friday – In Heaven And Hell”
I was waiting for the ‘Hell Part’….
Romance, Hugh? 😍
I know, right? I don’t know what come over me, Gloria. And this week’s flash is heading down the same path. I blame Charli for those prompts.
That’s very romantic, Hugh.
Thanks, Norah. I don’t know what came over me.
I was wondering about that too. 🙂
A bit of Heaven from a night of hell. Wonderful, Hugh!
I’m glad you thought so. Thanks, Terri.
Wonderful story, Hugh – well done!
Ahhhh! Sweet. I could see this as a made for TV movie!
Could you? I need to get on to Hollywood. Now, where did I put their number?
What a lovely story, Hugh. That feel good ending made me smile.
I’m glad it made you smile, Colleen. I’m pleased I can sometimes write happy endings, although I prefer darker endings.
I loved the story, Hugh. It left me wanting more.
Thanks so much. With only 99 words allowed, trying to get everything into a story is sometimes tough.
Well done Hugh, but you know that. It may be a timely piece for California. Triple annual snowfall in places threatens to wash away towns with run-off. Search for Tulare Lake. Mostly dry these past 100 years, the town built on a lake bed is going underwater.
The hints at climate change in action, Will. In 100 years’ time, who knows how much of the little island I live on will still be above water.
Wonderful story, Hugh. And that picture is awesome!
Our host, Charli, finds those pictures, Noelle. They are based on the theme of her post that includes the prompt for the challenge.
Wow, Hugh. That’s a wonderful story. So much emotion and destiny packed in only 99 words. A masterpiece! 🙂
What wonderful feedback; thanks, Liesbet. I’m glad the story shone through the darkness it found itself in.
I love a happy ending 😊
Me too, Cathy.
Life has its own ways to fulfill destiny. Wonderfully told, Hugh!
Thank you, Erika. There is always hope, even when you think the darkness is closing in. It’s a matter of letting hope find you.
That is so true. It is not about the obstacle but how you think about it and deal with it.
It’s amazing what can come from adversity. You got me with the lack of a sudden final twist, Hugh but I liked the positive outcome.
Thanks, Brenda. I love that something good and positive can happen in a bad situation – if you allow it.
I think its important to try and look for the positives