Linda Louise Rigsbee

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Worst-Laid Plans

January 23 Friday Fictioneer Photo Prompt by Georgia Koch.

In the calm before the storm, Rafe nailed plywood over the house windows. His home was miles inland from the coast but that didn’t matter to a hurricane. Wind was wind, no matter what they called it. He wasn’Georgia Koch FF 1-23t going to stay for another blow. He was heading further inland to visit his brother.

Rafe loaded his clothes and some food into the truck before he hitched the boat behind. He headed out to the highway. Hours later, he was still on the highway – a whole ten miles down the road, in congested traffic. This time he weathered the storm in his truck.


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5 thoughts on “Worst-Laid Plans

  1. At least he survived. Not experienced that sort of thing myself – must be scary.

  2. Yes he should have laid better plans. But at least he survived – and his boat. Well told.

  3. Dear Linda, Great story and this happens each hurricane somewhere. My sister lives in Houston and a couple of years ago, thousands of people tried to evacuate too late, and rode through the storm in the cars – it was harrowing for them. If you’re going to leave – do it early. Great job! Nan 🙂

  4. Well there you go, a lesson in hurricane management. Needs to get off the blocks a bit sooner when there’s a hurricane coming. Wry tale.

  5. Dear Linda,

    Rafe is not having a good day, is he? At least if there’s a flood on the highway he’s prepared.



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