Here we are at week 50 of Julia’s 100 Word Challenge for Grownups. And this week’s prompt is
… the rain turned the road into a river…
During the night, the old man could hear rain hammering his roof.
Disaster, the TV said. Floods. The doorbell rang.
“Sir, do you need a ride to the shelter?”
“No. This is my house.”
“Yes, sir, but you need to evacuate now.” The old man slammed the door. Later, the rain turned the road into a river.
Good, he thought. Keep them away. In the morning, the living room was flooded. He splashed to the kitchen, gathered crackers, retreated upstairs.
Police with a bullhorn and a rowboat. “Mister, time to get out.”
“You’re not taking my house.”
He retreated to the attic. Huh, watch them get him out of here.
Ever so slightly, the house shifted on its foundations.