Daily Prompt: Sudden Downpour – Wrong Street

It was sunny when you left home, so you didn’t take an umbrella. An hour later, you’re caught in a torrential downpour. You run into the first store you can find — it happens to be a dark, slightly shabby antique store, full of old artifacts, books, and dust. The shop’s ancient proprietor walks out of the back room to greet you. Tell us what happens next!

Impressions of September monthly market in Solothurn

It’s raining cats and dogs. “Ouch” I just got hit by a bull dog and they are really dense and heavy. Time to make an escape and find shelter: this is just the place, an antique store. Now I can browse around and might find something.

“Can I help you” said a squeaky voice from a Gollum lookalike guy as if he stepped out of the Lord of the Rings movie.

“But you look like G….”

“I know I do, I was in the film. Unfortunately it was a one only role and they never found another film for me. My type is just not popular. You want to buy something. I have some nice rings, very precious.”

“How much?”

“That varies on how much you want to invest. You can take a walk through a forest with living trees, or plunge into a volcano, they are all payments for a ring.”

“Sounds a bit dangerous; can I just leave a cheque?”

“Is it a hobbit bank cheque?”

“A what. Am I in a film?”

“No you just happened to stumble into a middle earth junk shop. What a minute my colleague has just arrived. He would probably be more helpful. He works in another department.”

The colleague was even smaller than the Gollum type. He had pointed ears and was carrying a jedi sword. “May the rain be with you” he said in a very old crackly voice. You need something? We have some C3PO droids going cheap. You can use them in rain and sunshine and if you buy one together with a R2D2 you can have them half price. We would even throw in a Darth Vadar with an umbrella if you take a Luke Skywalker WordPress t-shirt.

“You have a remarkable likeness to a character I once saw in a Star Wars Film, who was he? … ah yes, went by the name of Yoda.”

“Yes that’s me, look at my WordPress t-shirt it has my name on it.”

And the guy with the pointed ears was really wearing a t-shirt with the name Yoda.

“Now do you want a Darth Vadar as extra or not.?”

“Do the t-shirts come in XXL size?”

“This is a WordPress daily prompt shop, so forget it. We only cope for little people.” He then produced a king sized Jedi sword with a fluorescent light and pointed it in my direction. It was time to leave.

I had visions of WordPress grids, maniac scientists and daily prompts telling people about when things happened, so I left the shop, no – I ran from the shop. It was still raining. I entered a near bye café and sat at an empty table.”

“What would you like to drink” said the water who was dressed in a long black cloak and had had two large protruding canine teeth.

“I will take a coffee” I answered. My nerves needed something soothing after my nightmare trip in the world of science fiction.

“Sorry, no coffee, just tomato juice or a nice glass of red wine. Otherwise just inform your blood group and we will mix a suitable cocktail. Just lend me your neck and …….”

I left this restaurant panic striken, these Daily Prompts are really getting out of hand.

Daily Prompt: Sudden Downpour – Wrong Street

12 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Sudden Downpour – Wrong Street

  1. Hahahaha! I can’t stop laughing. Great post!

    I liked this line very much: “May the rain be with you”


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  3. Big fun from such small folk! Your WordPress t-shirt in faded turquoise was probably on the clothes rack in my story.


  4. Brilliant. I like your encounter with Gollum. I don’t know why I was sure you’ll meet a vampire in this prompt.


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