Stories tagged “RAIN”

  • When the Cure Becomes Worse than the Disease

    It's been raining for two days straight. No matter what I do I can't see how to stop what I started. Honestly, it's hard to see anything through the wall of water beyond my window. The house across the street was little more than a looming blur and the st…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • The Eating Tree

    There are experiences and ideas that we have as children that are vivid and real. Some stick with us for a while before we shed them like dead skin cells. Others live within us dormant; lurking. In my neighborhood, every kid's parents warned us not to go …

    Posted 1 year ago
  • On the Edge

    Rain fell hard, threatening to drown the city but never quite committing to finishing the job. Tonight there was no wind and people felt safe using their umbrellas. All of them moving slow under black domes gave the streets the air of a funeral procession…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Hounded

    Daryl scrubbed at his skin wishing it were lighter. White would be good but no amount of bleach would make it look natural. Lighter skin could him safe passage in and out of Louisiana as long as no one looked too closely, which they would. Paranoia fueled…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Braving the Storm

    Rain pelted the windshield of our station wagon and the wipers carried the water away in wide flat arcs. The radio was turned way down low until it was little more than a generic hum. Dad's fingers tapped the steering wheel as if he could still hear it. D…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Where are you

    Wind hammered the windows and made the shutters crack against the outside of Kevin's house. Bent over a chair near the fireplace, he listened to the sounds and imagined some great beast being hunted by enthusiastic men, courageous and true. Yesterday rain…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Waiting is Warfare

    Rain poured down in thick sheets, dense enough to severely limit visibility. I couldn't see the enemy troops--not a single soldier, tanks, or mech--but I knew they were out there ever since my radar and communications equipment stopped chattering. The sto…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • The Chipmunk in the Rainstorm

    The rain poured hard. The thunder boomed and the lightening flashed.

    It was all very violent seeming.

    The small chipmunk cowered in her little nest.

    She had hoped the rain would let up and the thunder and lightening would cease, but at some point she k…

    Posted 4 years ago