The Stream

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

How beautiful.

Gently rushing,

lightly kissing

chunks of boulders you passed.

How calm.

Silently whispering,

softly creating

ripples and plopping sounds.


If you stayed that beautiful that night, my family and I would not be homeless. If your shy waters remained calmed and your current remained consistent, undisturbed, our community wont be in this stinky evacuation center.

Should I blame you or should I blame that storm for destroying the place we call home?

Should I blame your powerful flow or should I blame typhoon’s strong blows for turning our lively neighbourhood into rubble of woods and stones?

Tell me.

Word count: 100 words

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

In response to Friday Fictioneers prompt for 18 March 2016.

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly writing challenge hosted by the generous Fairy Blog-Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, where a photo is used as a prompt for a piece of fiction.

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38 thoughts on “The Stream”

  1. Such a powerful story in poetry and prose that hits home for many of us who have witnessed the power of a floods. Creative and wonderfully written, Rosema 🙂

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      1. No need to apologize, Rosema. Sometimes it is easy to become confused, especially when we are doing so many things at one while trying to navigate the stresses of day to day life 🙂

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  2. Interesting question and POV in wondering whether to blame the water or the typhoon. Lovely poem in the beginning. At the end, the girl seems sad and confused. Realistic view I think, even if you are coming from a poetic perspective.

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    1. Oh wow! Thank you so much for such a generous act, Vijaya. That is somehow the inspiration of this piece. Flood, the killing floods have been a regular occurence in my country. And that Haiyan is just the worst.

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      1. That is true. I also missed a lot of comments and even those I replied on never showed up. I believe WordPress is experiencing some errors. -_- Or maybe I am too noisy? 😀 Haha!

        Thank you, Vijaya! 🙂


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