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A Sunday Walk

Friday Fictioneers – Write a 100-word story based on the Photo Prompt image above by  © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

A Sunday Walk

It was a typical Sunday morning as I filled my drink bottle, preparing for my half-marathon training. The house was quiet; the radio was off, so was my phone, and my household was sleeping. I slipped out the front door and picked up my pace.

“How odd, there’s no one about down here. It’s like everyone’s staying home.”

Back home, I turned on my phone. It beeped, a text from my good friend Pam.

‘There’s a Tsunami high alert. Stay away from the coastline. Don’t go near the beach, walk through the park instead. Stay safe.’

“You’re kidding me!”

Thanks for reading

This is based on true events, when, some years ago, a Tsunami alert was given for the Eastern Coastline of NZ due to an earthquake in Japan. I was completely oblivious, too focused on my training. The one time I didn’t listen to the radio or check my phone before heading out! Typical!

14 thoughts on “A Sunday Walk

    1. Thank you, Bernadette,I had a huge ‘ooops’ moment when I found out I shouldn’t have been there! The tsunami warnings are very broad, if it had been thought to be critical, there would have been police out, but no tsunamis resulted! 🙂


  1. Great story. I, too, have had occasions where I’ve gone out to hike or forage and have been caught by storms because I didn’t check the weather beforehand… mostly back in the 80’s in a time before smart phones, or in my case any tech.

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