Ficly about a flash-flood. Inspired by another story on ficly.
The jingle sounds off from the little speaker on the phone. Flash of red on the screen. It takes forever. Pete is in a daze, the shard of glass in his leg keeping him somewhere between conscious and comatose.
There’s a sloshing noise, massive. Water licks at my feet. Mandy’s right shoe swims off. The car lurches off under a surge of murky sewage, I scramble away, imagining myself tied to the steering wheel.
The house is going to come down. We can all see it happening before it even starts. A ton of mud migrates into the highway-gone-river and exposes the foundation of the house. Creaking. Something snaps, a block of concrete the size of my bedroom breaks off. The rest follows.
Mandy’s mouth slips open loosely. I wonder if this would be less frightening with cinematic letterbox bars on top and bottom of my vision.
I turn back to my phone in just enough time to remember why it was off to begin with. The battery icon blinks, blinks, blinks, and dies. I wipe the blood from the screen and swallow.
Originally on Ficly: http://ficly.com/stories/17921
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