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It’s Week 50 for the 100-Word Challenge for Grown-Ups! I’ve only been participating for twenty weeks (you can read my entry for Week 31 here), but I feel like I’ve really learned a lot – and grown as a storyteller – in even that short amount of time, so I’m so grateful for the continued opportunity to participate. Thank you especially to those of you who have been so supportive of my efforts!

But, on to the matter at hand! Julia says, The prompt is:
… the rain turned the road into a river…

You have 100 words to add to the prompt, making 108 in total. Please don’t split the prompt and remember to make a link back here so that others can find us.

Here’s my attempt:

Neither Hell nor High Water

Come home? I need you.”

Sally’s message made Larry scramble, tossing rushed goodbyes to his mates as he bolted outside. The rain turned the road into a river, but he didn’t care. The sky could go on fire, the earth could belch its dead; nothing would keep him from her.

He’d stripped half-naked before he was even up the stairs, where he immediately swept Sally into his arms for an impassioned, instigating kiss.

She flustered. “What’s this, now?”

Larry shifted back, abruptly stymied. “You said…! Aren’t you…ovulating?”

Sally shook her head. “The water heater’s broken,” she explained.

He flushed hot. “Oh.”

She chuckled, coyly. “But, since you’re here…!”

Prosaic, I know…but I couldn’t help delving into such gentle silliness between a couple of want-to-be parents. I’m sure many of us have been there…!

running through Manhattan rain, courtesy

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Did you get rained out on this week’s prompt? Or did you manage to make your way through the storm?