Cincinnati weathered a bit of a flash flood Monday, and I answered the phone at WD to my mother panicking—sewage had bubbled up from a drain, and was streaming into her basement. My father and I held our breath and dove into the old goods—think antique candy, family photos, basset hound lawn ornaments, clothes, stacks of anonymous boxes—and hauled up the most worthy items for hospice in the garage.
In a flood situation, what would you save—or not? (I can assure you a few mid-80s chocolate rabbits met their demise.)
Also, a tip of the hat to Jared David’s intriguing portrait from “Wherever You May Write,” which is this week’s Notable Story pick.
Yours in writing,
PROMPT: Things We Lost in the Flood
In 500 words or fewer, funny, sad or stirring:
Your home floods. You race to save one item, but at the last minute, change your mind.