March 21: Flash Fiction Challenge – Bucket

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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…

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