When the Waters Rise

How far will you go to help someone else?

MJ Santos
Microcosm
Published in
5 min readSep 9, 2022

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A man pedals a bike through ankle-deep water.
Photo by Colby Winfield on Unsplash

Pedro lucked out when the water rose. His apartment wasn’t flooded. He used to curse the climb at the end of his workday, but now he was grateful.

His job was gone, though. The restaurant lay under God only knew how many meters of murk. The River Douro had backed up all along the Ribeira, drowning the tourist zone.

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MJ Santos
Microcosm

Trying to improve or at least distract the world one story at a time. 🏳️‍🌈Autistic immigrant in 🇵🇹