A Glint of Hope

PHOTO PROMPT – © Santoshwriter

Fred stopped pacing and stared out the window. After three straight days of rain, he watched with growing trepidation, as the sun appeared in a blue sky. Every time it rained three days in a row, something bad happened. “Bad things come in threes,” his mom said. This time he prayed she’d be wrong.

He waited for the doctor to emerge from his wife’s hospital room. “Please God, give me a sign.”

A singular leaf caught his attention. Five clinging drops glinted at him as if in Morse code. Rain. Hearing footsteps, he turned. The doctor was smiling.


Friday Fictioneers (hosted by Rochelle)-  100 words or less, inspired by a weekly photo prompt. Check out all the other entries here and be sure to comment.

11 thoughts on “A Glint of Hope

  1. I believe you meant MORSE code.
    So wrong name but great idea … although, funnily enough,
    there is no dash-dash-dot-dash-dash combo in it?

    I wonder what it meant, hope maybe? 😀
    Good one, Tay.


    • Thanks, I’m glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by the Cow Pasture and especially for joining the fence jumpers. We’re always up to mischief. I look forward to reading more of your comments.

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  2. Thank goodness for that doctor’s smile. You really had me thinking that something bad would happen. I’m superstitious about superstition. As a child I used to announce things like “It’s Friday the thirteenth today and I’m going to be incredibly lucky” or I’d purposely walk under ladders to prove that superstition was all stuff and nonsense. Talk about tempting providence!


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