Flash Fiction Friday – In Heaven And Hell

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

    1. 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.

  1. 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.

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