Stories tagged “rain”

  • Green Cathedral

    The last of Drayden’s footfalls were muted by a carpet of pine needles, soft and silencing, lending a spring to his step that mirrored the carefully contained excitement that he felt every time he neared the grove. He broke cover from the ferns, ...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Detective Part 1

    Hoodie, ballcap, untucked shirt tails, and a shifty demeanor. Chief Detective Akai nodded silently to himself. This was not the guy. He was just a cheap criminal. Still, while wielding the broom, might as well sweep out the cobwebs, too. The radio in h...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • A Symptom of the Times

    My men worked in plastic ponchos, taking pictures and uploading them to the central database. The thin material didn’t keep the rain out, it just slowed it down. By now everyone was uncomfortable- bordering on miserable. A black sedan pulled up t...

  • Bloody Silver and God's Own Smile

    The rains pour tonight harder than I’ve ever felt, as the murky water beads falling from the skies run down the barrel of our guns. Some men try helplessly to scribble their last words into a book , but the rain had other plans. The rain always h...

    • Author: soup
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • Cold Day with Sherman

    A mumbled order comes filtering down the ranks, “Fix bayonets. Look lively.” The contradiction stirs but does not embolden. Bayonets are for close fighting, gruesome face to face encounters. We have no choice really; the pans won’t fi...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Loose Change: 2ยข

    Torrents flowed violently off the tires forming a wake as the police cruiser passed over the inundated, low-lying bridge at the outskirts of town. Far in front was the glowing haze of city lights, over the hill, on the horizon and growing closer by the...

    • Author: Sir Bic
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Anticipation of Bad News

    It had seemed a wonderful day to be an art student in London. The rain that had drenched them while stumbling home from a club the night before had blown away shortly before the sun had risen. Through clearing cloud, dawn speared pink, orange and yello...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • A Splashing Entrance!

    The rain had finally given way to sunlight. Usually this meant there were rainbows to be found. But today was Paige’s 4th birthday and there was no time for rainbow hunting! It was time for pretty white dresses with shiny silver shoes she had pic...

    • Author: Mockingbird
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Lies

    Myriad colours swam above me as what seemed like liquid dispersed into numerous fragments which floated like clouds. I had never seen anything like it. Rays of light poked through, coloured in crimson red which caused a tidal wave of light. I took a st...

    • Author: Henjo
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Here's To You.

    Here’s to you. And here’s to me. Here’s to all the things that will never be. Here’s to your empty heart Unloved and cold Here’s to my efforts wasted and how they’ve grown old. Here’s to the rain falling hard ...

    • Author: OpenSkies
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • The Impartial Governor

    A supernova murdered a star several million years before the event was seen from Earth. As it happened, Homo habilis gazed at the host above but saw nothing different. A particle at the center of the late star had been morphed and stretched, its interi...

    • Author: Stovohobo
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • The Best Failed Plans

    He surreptitiously stole a glance over his shoulder and entered the alleyway. Droplets fell from the rooftop edges, contacting the ground in a light percussion that calmed him far more than he had rights to be. The diffused light of the weary sky cast ...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • Sun Water

    Breath be fast, breath be gentle. Wind be cold, wind be loud. Rage be burst, mind be mental. Suffering be in thunderous sound. Heart be locked, the broken key. Let me go, set me free. Open the shears, let sunlight shine here. Can’t you feel it? T...

  • Bumper To Bumper On A Logging Road During A Storm

    Rain falls on pine trees, gathering among the needles becoming fat drops that fall with a thunk, thunk, thunk on my roof Between the swishing blades of my windshield wipers I see a blurry form walking up to my driver’s side window. I crack it ope...

    • Author: TalonJay
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
  • Details, Details, Details

    “This is it?” Kilrain asks in confusion. The probie, startled, just nods his head. “There’s an elderly women who lives next door, that’s who called it in.” the probie says, answering Kilrain’s next question,...

  • Rain and Fire

    The flames jump, iridescent forms leaping from their metal prison. They burn bright greens and blues, consuming the paint inside of the dumpster. Bits of ash and burning paper float hauntingly through the air; a strange contrast to the writhing flames ...

  • Dancing in the Rain

    Steven pulls his collar higher around his neck and tries to hide his smile sheepishly. A couple of men huddle underneath a nearby awning, passing a cigarette around. As Steven passes, oblivious in the pouring rain, one of them swings his head toward St...

  • No Crap Today, Possibility of Later Crap

    As his partner snapped the outdated cell phone shut Herb Melcher flinched. It was a tiny noise in the midst of the spattering rain and passing cars. All the same, he knew what it meant. “Herb,” the younger detective pronounced, “We...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Paper

    We stand outside in the pouring rain, I can feel the frigid water pouring down my shaved head and I have to supress the urge to shiver. I watch the floating sentries out of the corner of my eye, their floating, vaguely birdlike shapes give me the creep...

  • Protective Barriers

    As the rain began to fall, the city seemed to sigh. On the twenthy-third floor it was too early to tell if that sigh was relief or consternation. Or what kind of business it would bring. The rain always brought business. I relied on it as much as the f...

  • Things Change

    The rain poured. The rain thundered and pounded and seeped into everything. The little boy next to me frowned as he looked up at the roiling gray sky. “It only rains when things are sad.” He mutters to the clouds and I can’t help but ...

  • Chalk is the best medium

    I lie on the pavement, not caring about the chalk on my black clothes, and stare sideways at my fantasy expanse. After three days, the drawing is done. Swirls and designs cover every inch of the driveway, centered around a sketch of an old man. Despite...

  • dancing

    dancing in the rain, as the wind made the trees bow, dancing

  • May We Go, Father?

    Pat and Wendy were invited to go to the beach. The day was perfect and there was no school tomorrow so their father wouldn’t be able to argue there. They had done all the laundry for the whole family so no argument there. Dinner was ready for him...

  • The Funeral

    nhcfjdhjvmzj vfdiv ndjvjmzhvkdujvnsivn sk… My feelings exactly on that tragic day. The tiny, rock tumbstone read: Noodles January 7, 2012- June 20, 2012 A good mouse It was a rainy day, ironically appropriate. My friends and me marched glumly a...