A Climate Change Ready Apartment: Friday Fictioneers

Getting ready for climate change is important, but how important is it for this couple? We’ll just have to see…

Each week Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about.

This week is a little humor about apartment hunting.

Β© Lauren Moscato

Β© Lauren Moscato

A Climate Change Ready Apartment

You really think we should rent this place, Larry?
Charlene, the ad says it’s “climate change ready.”
During winter snows, the front door is at drift height.
How convenient.
And get this, during intense summer heat the right window has an air conditioner.
Wow. And how do you get in or out during intense summers with the door so high?
It says here that you wait until winter.
Larry, let’s look at another “climate change ready” apartment. Ok?
You sure? The rent is very affordable.
I’m sure. Let’s pass.
It has reserved street parking, its own snow shovel, east-west exposure…
Larry, I said, pass!

Randy Mazie


66 thoughts on “A Climate Change Ready Apartment: Friday Fictioneers

  1. I really enjoyed reading this story. When you said “climate change ready” I was thinking more on the line of the iceburgs melting and the flooding happening. All they have to do is step out into their boat. πŸ˜€ Great story!

      • Sorry – that was a comment as vacant as the apartment.
        Oh yes, I dozed off there for a day or two.

        Let’s see. I was going to write that I think I had that apartment in college, too, except I was on the bottom floor.
        I couldn’t see my way out of the lease.
        Ha. get it? No windows below. Couldn’t see my way out of…
        And now i go back to sleep.

  2. Dear Randy,

    Reminds me a lot of our first apartment, with the exception of the front door. The rent was affordable and, for entertainment, we could hear everything our next-door neighbors had to say. πŸ˜‰
    Clever dialogue. Must take place in Boston.



  3. Dear Randy,

    And it’s ready for the coming rise in sea level. I’m sure that truck is pulling a boat trailer.

    Your take on the prompt was wonderful. I wonder if that apartment will ever be rented.



    • You’re right. It should have come with its own dinghy. I struggled for 10 seconds with how to get out during the summer – would have worked well had I included a boat.
      Thanks for throwing me the life vest.

  4. Yes, I’ll side with Charlene on this one. I think the vendor needs to come up with a better marketing strategy in order to get this place off his hands! A well written and amusing story. πŸ™‚

  5. ‘Climate change ready’ definitely sounds like something an estate agent would come up with to describe this place. Love the back and forth between Charlene and Larry πŸ™‚

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