All the eights …

Eighty-eight words for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Downpour.




Saturday morning it was.  He poured a coffee and settled down with the newspaper.  Not much of interest.

In the sports section, he noticed the result of a football match.  He didn’t realise it had been played yet. The weather forecast was odd too.  Sunshine it promised, not the downpour battering his windowpane.

But it was a picture on the obituary page that startled him, a photograph of himself.  A mistake, surely.

Then he noticed the date at the top of the page.  It was next month’s paper.


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40 thoughts on “All the eights …

  1. hilarymb May 23, 2020 / 16:51

    Hi Keith – despairing take on the 88 words you were allowed – but an excellent twist of fate. Stay safe – Hilary

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  2. Sadje May 23, 2020 / 17:27

    Interesting take on the prompt. You can build a story from here onwards

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  3. Dale May 24, 2020 / 16:27

    What a horrid thing to see! Gah! Who really wants to know when their end is coming?
    Well done, Sir!

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  4. Bill May 25, 2020 / 00:26

    Well done, Keith. A one month notice. Wow. You need five more words, “and then he woke up.” I agree with Rochelle:chilling.

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 25, 2020 / 09:00

      If I’d had two more words I could have said ‘and then….’ and left it hanging. But I didn’t! Cheers Bill.

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  5. Annette Kalandros May 25, 2020 / 00:32

    Excellent! Now talk about chilling! This is extremely chilling.

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  6. Harsh May 25, 2020 / 12:28

    Interesting twist at the end!

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