Dire Straits – Friday Fictioneers 29th June, 2022.

“We were written in the stars,” Sadie beamed. “We met at the Dire Straits concert in 1986. What were the chances? Richard was sitting beside me. Love at first sight!”

Luck and hard work had served them well, and they owned a thriving floristry business in Lismore.

However, then their luck turned.

On the 28th February, 2022; Lismore, their home and their business were all wiped out in the floods. Devastated, yet grateful they’d made it out alive, and relieved they’d salvaged the truck.

On that rock, they would forge their new empire; starting with a tiny house.

…99 words PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields

This has been another contribution to Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wishoff Fields

Best wishes,


27 thoughts on “Dire Straits – Friday Fictioneers 29th June, 2022.

  1. Rowena Post author

    Thanks, Keith. I’ve been overdue for some positive attitude in my FF contributions of late. Things are looking up.
    Best wishes,

  2. Rowena Post author

    So true. I’ve been through this myself and enrolled in a Freelance Journalism course and some add ons last week and am starting over myself.

  3. GHLearner

    From Dire Straits to dire straits. But they seem strong, they’ll make it. Well done! And I’m envious, I wish I could have visited a Dire Straits concert, too.

  4. Rowena Post author

    Me, too. he only concert I ever went to at the Sydney Entertainment Centre was School Spectacular to watch my daughter in the mass choir. I’ve never been much of a concert goer. Now, I spend a lot of time watching dance. Spent yesterday at the Sydney Eisteddfod and watched 110 dances. It’s a bit mindblowing really and I love every minute of it but they’ve all merged into a huge swirling wave of costumes, smiles and arms and legs moving all over the place.
    Best wishes,

  5. msjadeli

    “All you need is love” as a foundation to rebuild. I’m glad they are looking to the future and enjoying their shared love in the present.

  6. Rowena Post author

    Thank you. That means a lot from someone who knows. We were staying at my in-laws near Byron Bay when the Brisbane floods hit and we we through those heavy rains ourselves and it was unbelievable. They live on a hill and were fine in terms of flooding but it was such a deluge.
    I was reading a story about the Lismore floods in the paper today. Horrific doesn’t even come close and it’s unimaginable having an entire community going through such trauma and loss.

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