Stories tagged “lightning”

  • Tornado Warning

    Tornadoes had gone through Indiana numerous times, but never this close to home. As we sat in the basement watching the news everyone resorted to their own source of self-reassurance. Michael played on his I-Touch, Jessica texted, and Ronnie changed th...

  • In the Morning

    The lights had gone out a long time ago. All safety had vanished with the first flicker of the bulbs. A lightning flash sent her burrowing under the covers, making her ignore the subtle creaking of the bedroom door. “Kitty-cat?” She had wok...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Storm

    The wind blows and rushes through the maple leaves on a toasty spring evening. The thunder rolls through the sky and the drops begin to descend. The rain feels cool on my skin- almost too cold- as I dash home from my friend’s house. And then, I s...

    • Author: Emmyful
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Headline

    There it was, on the front of the Weekly World News. LIGHTNING BOLT STRIKES TURKEY – AND COOKS IT TO A GOLDEN BROWN! “No shit,” said my brother. “No way is that real.” Dan was a year older and prided himself on being a cyn...

  • When it Rains

    The thunder ran through the house like an over-active two year old. Which was only fitting seeing as the lightning responsible for it was caused by a two year old. His name was Sam and he was not in the best of moods. His favorite toy had just been bro...

    • Author: Jer Ray
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Eerily Quiet (thunder challenge)

    It got very quiet. This was very odd for a pet store. At any given moment birds are squawking, puppies are barking or growling, and rodents are chasing each other or running on squeaky wheels. There weren’t very many customers in the store, a wom...

  • Thunderous Reflections

    The thunder ran through the house like a hyper-active two-year old. His elder sister, the lightning, was already in the backyard hiding behind the old Maple snickering at having yet again outrun him. Mother Nature summoned a wind to catch the rare Liev...

    • Author: David_J_Rust
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Being Struck

    Some say that the chance of meeting the perfect guy and the chance of being struck by lightning are the same. Well I would let myself be struck by lightning if it meant I could meet the man of my dreams. Would I live after being struck? Who knows, but ...

  • Closer

    Lightning. One one-thousand, two one-thousand, three one-thousand, four - Thunder. Storms getting closer. Three, four miles. I loved you Julia. Your wild eyes, your hot mouth and your dirty mind. I gave you everything. You took it greedily. All I wante...

    • Author: Gyzantes
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Ginger: Panorama of the Past

    Breathless, inexpressible wonderment. I was on a hillside looking out across a million sun-drenched rooftops, more konkreet buildings than I could fathom, from here to the horizon and beyond. Towering over the buildings were a dozen shining steel rods ...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Fast Flash

    At the beginning, only tiny beads of rain fell onto our bare shoulders as we danced slowly in the school courtyard. You and I had both agreed that the music in the hall was too loud, so we enjoyed the prom from a distance. You pressed me closer as the ...

  • Thunder In the Sky

    Attentively, she sat up straight and watched patiently out of the front door. All of a sudden she started to quake and ran upstairs to the safety of the master bathroom and sat trembling. Kayley cautiously listened, the lightning was fierce and rain wa...

    • Author: delphi
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • Thunder

    At 12,000 feet, thunderstorms are different. For you at home, watching the jagged silhouettes of the mountains and listening to the dull rumbles in the air, thunderstorms are an amusement. You sit in a chair, sip on hot cocoa or tea and count the secon...

    • Author: Ringmaster
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Fledglings

    Roland and his older brother Jac watched the proceedings from the bough of a nearby tree, far away from the grim-faced gathering of adults that spoke of war and ill omens. The large, metallic-looking bird shook off the remaining bits of shell and sprea...