Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Flash Fiction - The Clouds Roll In

My 100 word flash fiction story using this photo prompt


Photo credit © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


The Clouds Roll In 

'Mrs Jones can we PLEASE go outside. It's SUCH a beautiful day' Ayla pleaded. 

Mrs Jones peered out the window. It was a brilliant summer’s day, which, living in England was a rarity. It would indeed be a waste if they didn’t make the most of it, she conceded.

‘Okay, grab your tools, art class is al fresco’ 

The children cheered, how exciting!

With the sun blazing down, the children began to draw. Five minutes later, a shadow cast over their papers, a dark cloud blocking the sun. Plops of rain fell on their work.

‘Typical British Weather’ she tutted.

Hope you enjoyed the story 
Bettina X

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36 comments:

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    1. Isn't it just! So many times we have been caught unawares by its unpredictability.

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  2. This brought back memories of primary school with a story under the tree on sunny days!

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    1. At secondary school the art teacher would allow us out when it was a nice day, but we had to promise to work quietly so as not to disturb those inside.

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  3. Dear Bettina,

    We have a saying here in Missouri. If you don't like the weather, wait a minute. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  4. To be kid again, no worries in the world! Nice story.

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  5. Sweet story of more innocent times.

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  6. Yes that is definately the weather here today - the prompt fits the sky in Yorkshire perfectly today.

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    1. Weather we experience sadly far too often, still if it didn't happen I wouldn't have been able to write about it...

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    1. I would imagine they ran straight back inside!

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  8. That was indeed a sweet story. At least they got to enjoy some of it!

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  9. Hey, puddles are still fun to splash in.

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  10. Carpe diem with British weather!Lovely flash💗

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  11. I bet they still had a lot of fun. :) Sweet story.

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  12. Dear Pettina,

    I've heard of singing in the rain, but never drawing. Somehow, I just can't see Gene Kelly with a pencil and pad. :) Lovely story. - Russell

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  13. I loved your use of the word plop! I totally envisioned the raindrop landing

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    1. Thank you! yes you don't find it used so much these days ...

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  14. Typical of the sun to play spoilsport. Thankfully she did manage to get out and satisfy her class, even if it was for a short time¡

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  15. Poor kids! Do you think they had fun in the rain or were they disappointed that their art class was ruined?
    I would love to hear your feedback for my attempt too. I'm a newbie. You can find it here:
    https://yuhublogger.wordpress.com/2017/03/05/the-shape-shifters/
    Thanks!

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    1. I think they were disappointed if I am honest.

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  16. Wait ten minutes and the weather will change.....

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    1. It will! but not before the paper is ruined..

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