Friday Fictioneers — Unless Climate Change

“I give up. I’m going to shutter this place and find another site to start over,” Dave said.

“But honey, a restaurant by the sea was your dream,” Maryanne said. “I’m sure, if you’ll just be patient, we can make a go of it.”

“Dammit,” Dave said, “every time another Nor’Easter hits this bay, it dumps tons of seaweed on our outdoor dining area. This is the fifth time this season and I’ve had it. That’s it.”

“But where will we go?” Maryanne asked.

“Inland, where the sea can’t reach the restaurant,” Dave said. “Unless, you know, climate change.”

(99 words)


Written for Rachel Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt. Photo credit: Sandra Cook

11 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Unless Climate Change

  1. Sadje October 9, 2020 / 9:44 am

    Yeah, climate is changing everywhere. Good story

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Marleen October 9, 2020 / 11:18 am

    If only they could make the seaweed into a dish to serve.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. msjadeli October 10, 2020 / 1:53 pm

    There is no escape, unless you go off-world. Unless you’re Elon Musk you can fuggedabotit.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. leigha66 October 17, 2020 / 10:08 am

    Yeah, I think that would tend to keep customers away. Good story!

    Liked by 1 person

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