Rainy Day | Microfiction

Victorian woman in rain illustration - "Rainy Day" microfiction

The museum buzzed with voices and footsteps every time it rained. When the sun shone, it was deserted.

The city’s people didn’t care for history. They cared only for shelter when unfavourable weather dampened their retail therapy.

The curator of the museum rubbed his hands together with glee. Rainy days brought in enough paying visitors to keep the place afloat throughout the sunny ones, and then some. It wouldn’t be long until he could afford his very own cloud seeding operation.

One day, the rain will begin, and it will never stop. The city will go down in history.

© Roger Bultot

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Ellie Scott is a freelance copywriter and fiction writer from Sheffield, UK. She writes speculative and silly short stories and flash fiction. She has published two short story collections - 'Merry Bloody Christmas' and 'Come What May Day'. In 2018 she was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize Short Story Competition. She can often be found loitering on Twitter (@itsemscott), Instagram (@tinysillystories) and Medium (@elliemaryscott).

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