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This week's prompt will be based on actual events! And a story I probably shouldn't share because of the sheer absurdity of a certain portion of it but, hey....

So after a trying month already, my apartment sprung a leak six days ago. In the bathroom. Turns out- wasn't just my bathroom, this was happening for at least five or six floors above me. First it was peeling paint overhead then a drip, drip, drip and then.... well, more about that right after the prompt.

The Prompt: This week, the challenge is to have two or more of your darlings dealing with a household disaster. Burst pipe or tsunami, car with a dead battery or car totaled by a now-very-contrite teen. Burglar in the dark or the house burning down at 2am: What happens, and how do they handle it?

As for my absurd story.... well, the maintenance guys in my building could not find the leak and could not find it. And so this morning I woke up at 5:45 am to it literally raining in my bathroom - so hard that, well...i've never had to pee while holding an umbrella over my head before. :).

Now that I've way overshared, I hope maybe you find fic in the prompt. And that the week is treating you better.

PS- they found the leak (from a shower pipe) and scoured my bathroom with Clorox so I'm a happ(ier) camper.


( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 29th, 2014 01:51 am (UTC)
oh wow! that's horrible, but glad that it got sorted
May. 29th, 2014 04:20 am (UTC)
Thank you. I thought of you and how serious this wasn't but... it was quite the capper to the month. :).
May. 29th, 2014 04:43 am (UTC)
Were you at least able to find the humor in having to use the bathroom while holding an umbrella? BC I swear that's gotta make it into one of my fics.
May. 29th, 2014 05:45 am (UTC)
Omg yes... I was laughing on four hour's sleep. :). It was bizarre but...there were no other options, lol...
May. 29th, 2014 01:59 am (UTC)
Holy crap! I'd be triple scrubbing everything. LOL

Hope they cleaned up the other apartments, too! :D
May. 29th, 2014 04:31 am (UTC)
Lol... I'm sure they did - I know I insisted. Bathrooms here are the size of large gift boxes, though, so about fifteen good spritzes and a rinse and I was set.
May. 29th, 2014 03:09 am (UTC)
Oh, man....

Thought I had the interesting luck. Glad things were fixed, but the muse might slip this into a story at some point.
May. 29th, 2014 04:31 am (UTC)
That'd be great if it made it info fic. It felt like fic at dawn this AM. :)
May. 29th, 2014 12:38 pm (UTC)
See! We definitely need to meet up for coffee some day. I don't know that I would have thought umbrella, good for you. I def wouldn't have thought that at 5 in the morning.

Yay for fixes and fic prompts.
May. 29th, 2014 02:05 pm (UTC)
It's always something with me...never know what's going kaboom next! At least there was something to laugh at in it before it got better. :).
May. 29th, 2014 02:32 pm (UTC)
See, now you've got that story: "PFFT! That's nothing! I once had to hold an umbrella over my head to use my own bathroom!"
May. 29th, 2014 10:34 pm (UTC)
Oh God, that's crazy, but I'm glad it got fixed and that you saw the funny side! ;-)
Mar. 30th, 2015 01:43 pm (UTC)
Another 3fer ficlet...300 words...for Household Disaster, Rain on the Roof, and Wish I hadn't Looked at Your Phone.

Constantine this time...cross posted under the other 2 prompts as well.

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