When Lightning Strikes…

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Kelly Sands

“Faith, Darling, get away from the window.” Faith frowned as her mother pulled her from the window.

“But mother, those clouds, it looks like it’s swirling. Is a storm coming?”

“You know it’s dangerous to sit so close to the windows whenever a storm is coming. Now, get ready for supper.” Faith’s mother hastily pulled the curtain shut but as she let go of the curtain, lightning struck and got her squarely on the chest.

“Mother!” Faith ran to her mother.  “Please answer me.” She shook her mother while tears fell from her eyes.

Suddenly, her mother jolted back to life, she look around sternly at Faith. “How many times did I tell you not to go near the window when a storm is coming?”

This story was originally posted on July 9, 2014.

Written for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple, where we are given a photo prompt and we are to write a story in 100 words or less.



      • Oh, that was funny. Zap. There goes mother.. I liked it. Very well done. You know, I was in the ER once when this guy kept going up to the nurses station and asking the same thing and telling his story exactly verbatim each time. His motorcycle was hit by lightning while riding it and he hit his head when he crashed into the side railing. I watched and listened for over an hour him going up to the nurses every 5-7 minutes. He was being sent home.. Finally I talked to a nurse and told her he wasn’t in any shape to go home. After I complained about it to the doctor the guy was admitted. Talk about lightning strikes.. anyway, very good Zheng. Lucy


      • Thank you. Sometimes, people just won’t believe the weirdest story even though it’s true.
        To be honest, when I wrote this story, I was trying to keep the story short while my mind was trying to decide between the scenarios after the mother was struck by lightning. Obviously, I just went with the quickest conclusion but I could’ve probably gone on if I went with my alternate. Thank you for reading. 🙂


  1. Dear Zheng,
    I found humor in this as well, but even more irony. The mother gets hit by lightning and comes to still lecturing Faith. Now that’s one heck of an object lesson. Well done.


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