Worse Than Rain

Photo by: Shaktiki Sharma

Photo by: Shaktiki Sharma

Bernard rushed into the bus stop. The pouring rain had soaked him through. “Curse the gods!” he growled.

A man with wet blue eyes who held an ornate umbrella heard this. “Excuse me,” he said. “I think it’s unwise to curse The Gods.”

“Why not?”

“What if the Rain God – we’ll call him Qallinius, for instance – brought the rain for farmers? Would you still curse him?”

“I would,” spat Bernard. “This rain is awful. Things couldn’t get any worse!”

“Really?” said the man. “Let me introduce myself. I am Qallinius. Now meet my friend, Kyrllynger…the God of Lightning.”
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Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/30-december-2016/

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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29 Responses to Worse Than Rain

  1. Lyn says:

    Oh boy…something tells me this ain’t gonna end well 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dear Eric,

    Oops. Sounds like he’s about to learn a lesson he didn’t bargain for. Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Michael Wynn says:

    Nice tale, we really should be careful what we say when we don’t know who we’re talking to. Moreover we should be able to see the other side of the argument, Bernard had his chance now he’ll have to accept whatever’s coming his way.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yes, he did get his chance. Qallinius was unusually patient for a god in giving Bernard a chance to redeem himself. Alas, some don’t know when to shut their trap. Oops. Thanks much, Michael! 🙂

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  4. Much as I dislike rainy days, I know we need them! A good moral in the tale.

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  5. Uh oh! Careful who you curse.. Karma can play a hand as well! 🙂

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  6. Jessie Cross says:

    Bernard may soon be reminded that things can always get worse!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Definitely. In a movie or novel, it’s really asking for trouble when someone says, “What could possibly go wrong?” Same with this. Never tell a god things couldn’t be worse. 😉

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  7. rogershipp says:

    Hahaha! Never say, “Things cannot get any worse!” Loved it!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. mandibelle16 says:

    Very funny! I guess just better not to curse anyone or any being, you never know what meaning or result your words could have.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. wmqcolby says:

    Hahahaha! Swell job, E.A. I swear you must have grown up in Richard Matheson’s neighborhood.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. michael1148humphris says:

    This story made me smile, loved it.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Dale says:

    Ye gods! Foolish man… well, he did have his chance

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  12. Oh my, I think his honesty is about to get him into big trouble.
    A very good write on this weeks photo prompt.
    Happy New Year 2017 🎉 Cheers 🍷
    Isadora 😎

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  13. subroto says:

    Ha! Ha! He has got to be careful of the God of Lightning’s discharge. No wait hang on that did not come out right. Fun story.

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