Monday finish the story
Again my Monday slid into Tuesday, thats the way it goes. This weeks flash fiction is a personally terrifying picture, you could not pay me to get in a raft in a river and even looking at the picture too long gives me anxiety. Thus the challenge of fiction! The first line is provided the remaining 150 words are my creation~
“When the team heard the dam explode, they knew they had limited time to make it to safety.” Unfortunately for a few standing in just the wrong place mid dam the only option was the dubious drop into the river. They were there on routine inspection, it should have been simple job but pulling up to the site they saw the picketing crowd and the anti-nuclear power logos splashed on posterboard.
The timer was wrong.
The bomb should have only hurt cement.
The goal was to flood the nearby power plant
The flood did not even go the right way; the plant was uphill, well away from possible high water marks. The water poured into the state park, a wilderness of rocks and trees.
Two men from the team were rescued from the debris and swirling water by five other men willing to risk their own lives to raft the unknown river.
The others were found when the water receded.