Friday Fictioneers – NYC – Storm Warning

Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story, based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!


NYC – Storm Warning

It’s overcast, hot and humid, and a severe storm is forecast. But that will be later; I don’t need to hurry under cover.

From my café table, I marvel at the diversity of language. English, Yiddish, Polish, Arabic; hustling, speaking secrets, whispering words of love; even, in this city of Mammon, proclaiming the words of God. What a wonderful city it is, whose polyglot citizens live and work crammed together, rubbing shoulders, proud yet tolerant!

Heavy raindrops fall without warning. Even as I move towards shelter, there is an explosive brilliance. I topple. It’s growing dark. I can’t see.

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