Friday Fictioneers — Another Direct Hit

“This is like a bad dream,” Max said as he surveyed the damage, “a goddam recurring dream.”

“More like a recurring nightmare,” Peg said. “This is the third time just this season.”

“Yes, and the season isn’t even over yet,” Max said.“Honestly, Peg, I think we need to consider selling the place. It’s not worth the aggravation.”

“Well, I’m the one who convinced you to move to Florida,” Peg said, “but I think you’re right.”

“I knew going in that Florida is prone to hurricanes,” Max said, “but I didn’t think they’d always take a direct hit on our house.”

(100 words)

Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt. Photo credit: Dale Rogerson.

21 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Another Direct Hit

  1. Mason Bushell April 30, 2021 / 8:36 am

    Sometimes bad weather seems magnetised to the exact spot you’re standing on doesn’t it! Good story!

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  2. newepicauthor April 30, 2021 / 9:01 am

    I have been living in Florida for ten years and I have not seen an alligator yet and the worst storm damage I had was losing the power for a few hours.

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  3. Lokesh Sastya April 30, 2021 / 10:06 am

    “Hurricanes direct hit on our house…” it’s scary.😱

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  4. KL Caley April 30, 2021 / 11:06 am

    Aww I felt sorry for them but great story. KL ❤

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  5. James McEwan April 30, 2021 / 11:30 am

    They say that bad luck strikes in threes, give it another go, I say. Who will buy the place in any case?
    A story that is based on true events these days.

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  6. neilmacdon April 30, 2021 / 12:54 pm

    Science would say that two hits is a coincidence. The chances of a third are vanishingly small

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  7. GHLearner May 1, 2021 / 4:27 am

    I hope they can sell the house. Poor people and good story.

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  8. msjadeli May 1, 2021 / 7:05 pm

    I fear that in a matter of years most coastal areas will be under water. Better to sell now and head for high land.

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    • Fandango May 1, 2021 / 11:16 pm

      Yep. Maybe when I moved from sea level in San Francisco to about 1,000 ft. elevation in the East Bay I was being prescient. 😉

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    • Fandango May 2, 2021 / 9:00 am

      Thanks, Carol Anne.


  9. Brenda's Thoughts May 3, 2021 / 2:06 pm

    Great dialogue. I felt their understandable angst and frustration at what appears a deliberate attack by nature. Well done!

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  10. leigha66 May 6, 2021 / 7:44 pm

    That sounds like more than a bit of bad luck. Hope they can sell.

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