Stories tagged “storm”

  • Retribution

    She ran faster and faster, though Glom’s voice had faded long ago. Finally, she slowed, panting, and found herself at the docks. The sky was a soaring, majestic blue, with nary a cloud in sight. She pulled the orange out of a fold in her ragged skirt...

  • 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 Night of the Big Storm

    The sound of thunder always takes me back to “the night of the big storm”. It was a summer evening in 1982. Many family members were together at my grandmother’s house helping her pack in the no sells from her yard sale that day. It h...

    • Author: Chelle Smith
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • We Made It

    We survived the rains, that came that night. That terrible hurricane, that almost took our lives. And when I rolled Over and climbed to the window. I opened the shutters and looked out, on the new day and my new life.

  • A Storm is Coming

    “Zarek, why don’t you talk??? Stop being so quiet!” Fritz and Zarek were walking through the grassy hills which lay on the outskirts of Gammot. The two had been companions since infancy, and spent their summer days doing anything and ...

  • 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
  • Nature's Wonder

    Zarek sat peacefully in the grass, watching the dark clouds as they devoured the blue sky above him. Rain and more thunder soon followed, but he still sat where he was, listening to the sounds of nature. Behind the rumbling thunder and the unrelenting ...

  • 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...

  • Getting Caught in the Storm

    “Maddy!” Sam and I squeeled in delight and ran up to give her a big group hug. We all disolved into giggles as Maddy introduced us to her mom. After we all help Maddy get her stuff and pack it into the car. As we pilled into the car, Maddy&...

  • In The Floorboards

    It was really insufferable, when you got right down to it. The noises they made, skittering about under the floors, at all hours of the night. I don’t know what they’re doing down there. Are they mating? Playing tag? Are they lost? Is there...

    • Author: Geebs
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • At Last Glance

    I hate that feeling when you know it’s going to rain, but your grandpa sends you outside to retrieve a baseball you lost. As you make your way outside, you feel alone and out in the open. You feel like mother nature’s up to no good. I pushe...

  • Evidence

    I gasped Behold! The baseball has magically landed at my feet! The leaves on the trees rustled in the wind, and fallen branches snapped as someone, or something ran through the woods. “Hello?” I called, my voice a bit shaky. It was starti...

  • Garage

    “It’ll be a big one” the mechanic said as he pointed at the clouds. “Of course it will” sighed John. The clouds on the horizon were blacker than he’d ever seen. He looked over at his rental car. It had broken down s...

  • lovely contradictions

    you’re my sunrise at sunset the rain after the storm has left you’re the answer to my problems you’re the problem i wont regret you’re the key to existance you’re the stranger i’ve never met you’re the clock th...

  • The Strongest Don't Look Back

    Torrential rain fell by the bucketful, each individual drop pelting against Paige’s umbrella with incredible force. But she did not stager, and was not swayed by the fierce currents of fresh, cool air, whipping at her face. Paige could be just as fie...

  • The Last Chance

    It was raining. Emma had always believed that God was in the rain. But not tonight. She ran on through the forest, her bare feet slapping through puddles and over stones that cut her soles to shreds. Her red hair was plastered to her scalp and her clot...

    • Author: thelostgirl
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Eli's Coming

    There’s a storm brewing just over the horizon. There’s the sound of thunder about to break. There’s electricity in the air. There’s nothing that can be done to stop it. She’s about to finish dinner. She’ll clean up a...

    • Author: KevSaund
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Silent Storm

    Jaci tentatively approached the form in the corner. She had her hoodie drawn over her head and was hunched over the lunch table, eating one of the Swiss Cake Rolls, the package of which was all she ever brought with her for lunch. She looked up at Jaci...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • Unrecognized Life?

    I stepped once more out of the safety of my rocket out on to the alien landscape. To my surprise the crunchy surface from before was now smooth. It wasn’t for a decent walk till I heard the familiar crunchy squeaking sounds under my feet. I bent down...

  • Storm Before The Calm

    The day her mother came back from Algeria to reconcile with Bob, her father, Carina was only 18 year-old. Bob wasn’t at home during the monsoon time when the coconut flowers spiraled down the sand, laying around the bench where Carina used to tak...

  • In The Moment, Out of Sense

    The paint came in torrents, coating the canvas in dark swaths. White became gray became blue became white again, all layered in savagery and revenge to rival the throws of Mother Nature. Tints of brown and gold swept up from below, buffeting up against...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Dark Child

    Bullets flew up from the street, whipping their way through the rain towards Melia and her sister. Words of derision followed the lead maelstrom but lost meaning in the wind. Hands and face pale with fear, Melia gripped the metal supports to the sign a...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Silent Runnings

    The sea was calm, and quiet. Only the sound of the gulls above broke the silence. They knew what was coming, and as loud as they could, sent out a warning. Two ships, gliding silently through the waters were on a direct course for each other. Their we...

  • The Music in the Storm

    The thunder comes softly at first, but soon the rain pours down harder and the thunder gets louder and I run for cover. I grab my fishing poles, tackle box, net, backpack, duck for cover into the woods. I huddle beneath an oak tree as the sounds of the...

  • Andrew

    I knew a man named Andrew once. Captain of a tour boat. Nice guy, never could say no more tequila, but nice guy just the same. Didn’t have an ounce of fightin’ in his body and he always told the best stories. Seemed he knew everybody on Sta...