Dale’s Diner — Friday Fictioneers

Title:  Dale’s Diner
Source:  Friday Fictioneers sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple
Word count: 100 words


PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

The hurricane was brutal. It swept through town leaving destruction in its wake. The roof was ripped from Dale’s Diner, but the structure remained intact. Dale was a veteran hurricane ridder and had learned his lessons. His restaurant equipment was portable, and Dale had trucked it inland with the generators ahead of the storm. His seasoned crew trickled in when the storm passed. They bailed water, disinfected and unloaded equipment and food when the trucks returned. Within hours, Dale’s Diner was up and running. Getting hot food to the town’s people and relief workers was the key to their recovery.


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56 thoughts on “Dale’s Diner — Friday Fictioneers

  1. I admire the grit of those who live in storm ravaged areas and rebuild time afer time. Not only is this restuarant owner doing the right thing, it’s something people will remember and continue to be loyal customers when the weather is fair.

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  2. If you’d made Dale a woman, this would have been perfect! 😉
    And, a mere two hours from my home, in the Ottawa, Ontario, and Gatineau, Quebec, regions, we were hit with horrible tornados that did rip off the roofs of several buildings. So reading this was – whoa! I have friends and family in those areas who were hit but thankfully not as bad as they could have been.

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  3. That’s a very American story.
    A resourceful man knows that a disaster is likely, prepares to meet it by doing the thing he does best, and then, when the disaster strikes, he works his butt off for the good of his neighbours.
    And very well told too!

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