“rain maker” a fifty word story (Humpbuckle Tales 2)

“Rain!” Simmons barks.

“Sorry sir?”

“A funeral needs rain! It looks better on the evening news.”

John is the Mayor’s “fixer”.

He feels more like a punchbag: given impossible tasks, slapped down when he inevitably fails.

The sky is stubbornly blue.

Not one cloud.

“Can’t fix the weather,” he whispers.

Written by Bruce Arbuckle (@felt.buzz). Originally posted on my hive blog.
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