March 21: Flash Fiction Challenge – Bucket

Charli’s 99-word fiction prompt:

March 21, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features a bucket of water. What is the condition of the water and what is the bucket for? Drop deep into the weel and draw from where the prompt leads! u.


The Big Leak

Drip. Drip. Drip.

Colin lay on the bed, trying his hardest to sleep but the incessant dripping noise was keeping him from his beauty sleep.

He’s already emptied the bucket, just before going to bed, though it sounded like it would be full of more rainwater before long, and he’d have to dispose of it again.

Drip. Drip. Drip.

It was typical that a leak had to spring now, during the rainiest of seasons, with a hurricane brewing, when no roofer was willing to risk his life to patch up a few shingles on his roof.

Drip. Drip. Drip.

34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Norah
    Mar 28, 2019 @ 11:58:10

    He might have known – always at the worst possible time!

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  3. Charli Mills
    Mar 28, 2019 @ 01:09:09

    That dripping is a real drag!

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  4. johnrieber
    Mar 25, 2019 @ 16:44:59

    Great story!

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  5. Violet Lentz
    Mar 25, 2019 @ 12:57:00

    It’s always the way isn’t it, we don’t fix things until the need is desperate, and in this case it sounds as if it’s too late. Very nice write, Ritu.

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  6. explorereikiworld
    Mar 24, 2019 @ 23:05:38

    That can be irritating 😛

    Good take!

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  7. robbiesinspiration
    Mar 24, 2019 @ 17:55:31

    Oh dear, Ritu, Murphy’s Law.

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  8. Molly Stevens - Shallow Reflections
    Mar 24, 2019 @ 12:40:38

    Isn’t that always the way, Ritu? Realistic flash!

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  9. tracikenworth
    Mar 24, 2019 @ 00:42:05

    Reblogged this on Where Genres Collide.

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  10. Nobbinmaug
    Mar 23, 2019 @ 20:27:07

    It’s amazing how roofs never seem to leak on sunny summer days. Those incessant nighttime noises are the worst. The batteries in my smoke detectors always seem to go out between 2-4 a.m. They beep until the battery’s changed. There’s one I need a ladder to get to. That’s the worst at 3:17 when I stumble out of bed.

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  11. Ritu
    Mar 23, 2019 @ 11:47:33

    Thank you Carol Anne 😍

    Like

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  12. Hugh's Views and News
    Mar 23, 2019 @ 10:42:10

    It’s like the tick, tick, tick of a watch laying on the bedside table. Now, my watch is left downstairs at night.

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  13. Carol Anne
    Mar 23, 2019 @ 09:52:37

    Awesome little story ritu! xo

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  14. Jennie
    Mar 23, 2019 @ 00:53:33

    That was very creative, Ritu. I loved your thinking!

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  15. Erika Kind
    Mar 22, 2019 @ 23:09:19

    That constant sound can drive you completely nuts.

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  16. H.R.R. Gorman
    Mar 22, 2019 @ 21:53:33

    I get the feeling that there’s symbolism in this, like a symbol of getting rid of bad thoughts, or past trauma, something like that. Did you have any further intents with this story?

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  17. MindandLifeMatters
    Mar 22, 2019 @ 20:55:54

    That dripping noise always springs up at night and is the most annoying! What a coincidence that I spend a lot of time last night trying to get my sink pipe to shut up and not drip! 😀 Good take on the prompt!

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  18. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Mar 22, 2019 @ 19:30:08

    Oye Vey!

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