(Author’s note: Currently working on longer fiction piece, hopefully for publication. It’s a good one, but I will still be making time for Fictioneers. Here’s today’s piece.)
by Miles H. Rost
The ambulances were splashing away from the parking lot of the movie theater.
Nearly a foot of water was in this section of the parking lot. An area with over a hundred guys walking around, dazed.
It was a special movie night, where pregnant moms got in for free with the purchase of a normal ticket and a concession box. What was not expected was the pain when the first mother walked out of the theater, followed by another mother.
Pretty soon, every mother’s water had broken. Over 100 mothers were taken to the hospital that night, after one of the worst rainstorms in ages.
It is still known to this day as the “Night of the Baby Flood”.
Ah, very good. A great imaginative spin on the prompt and always lovely to see how other people’s minds turn around the same photo. Lovely stuff
I like this bizarre tale. I wonder what film they’d been watching.
I can’t tell if his is gross or not – I think that may be my own misgivings though! Great and strange tale.
Bizarre indeed. I like the unexpected direction of your story.
What an original take, but also a bit messy. That must have been some film.
Amusing last line ‘Baby Flood’! An enjoyable read.
For some reason, the picture made me think of the movie “The Coneheads”, when Primaat (played by Jane Curtin) was vacuuming and her water broke. And it was like…’I wonder…’
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Hehe very good! And good luck with your longer piece.
My goal for this week is 5000 words. If it stretches to 10,000, I’m happy too.
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That’s great. I normally aim for 5000 too
Well that was original!
Thanks! I am glad to be original! This was mostly a way to clear my mind while I work on my longer short story that I’m looking to have published.
Oh wow, didn’t see this coming.
Must have been a labor inducing movie.
Or, it could have been an attempt to save mothers from a flooding storm…we never will know.
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That’s another angle.
Glad I wasn’t there! 🙂
If I was there, I likely would have fainted. I have a weak stomach for internal stuffs.
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Eew. 🙂 I’m curious what the movie was. Hopefully not Rosemary’s Baby. 😉
It could have been. It could have been Village of the Damned. But, more than likely, it was Twins! Thanks for the comment!
UGH! A very different take on the prompt! 🙂
I’m interested in how this will affect the popular psyche in 40 years, after all the babies are “over the hill” — who is in politics, who is a drug addict, who has a Ph. D., who is a successful business(wo)man, who “got religion”(any one), who’s a war hero, who’s in prison, who started a new movement, who’s dead?
Great story. Very nice. Maybe a horrifying occurrence, though!
Or blessed, depending. One has to wonder how bad the storm was outside the movie theatre was…