Years ago, this was a busy commercial warehouse.
One year’s flood damage took more than shops and homes – it took people: in dirty swirling waters, or as refugees seeking a new start elsewhere.
Except Pop Haggerton.
The old fool’s still living in that damp garret up there, convinced that if waters subside, the town will regrow.
Originally posted at Multiply (R.I.P.) in 2012, for Word Fix at 56 challenge