Stories tagged “weather”

  • Whether the Weather

    It feels like sunshine when you smile. The joy illuminates your face, the sunlight brightening my day. This wond’rous feeling stays a while, It lingers, lighting up the place, making me smile too. That’s your way. I long to see that grin. T...

    • Author: Ben Paddon
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • You know when you hit a topic you're comfortable with.

    It’s been a while Yeah I know What’s up with that? You know? Know? No? No, no? Oh. Well I’ve been doing other stuff. Stuff? Bits and bobs. Oh. You? Yeah you know, stuff. Hmm? Out and about. Really? Anywhere nice. What’s that? Ha...

  • Bad Weather

    He sat on the window seat, face pressed up against the glass. The window looked out across the road to the playground opposite. It was a hot, sunny day and gangs of children were playing there – running up and down the field, shrieking with delig...

    • Author: Match
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Involuntary Crash #1

    The plane’s instruments had failed. Seeing as how it was in the midst of one of the worst blizzards ever recorded, this was not entirely surprising. Such was life in the Northwest Territories. The small community of Wekweètì, situated about one...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Regrouping

    The wind protested through the compromised fuselage of the plane. Craig rubbed his head, steadying his Arctic-proofed tundra jacket. “Medicine all right?” he inquired. Timothy rifled through some assorted debris until he found four small ca...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Falling…

    The three of them strung a fluorescent yellow rope between them, each one bearing a box of the precious medicine. They trudged in the midst of the miry snow, unsure as to which way was up. The compass was, for the most part, a loss, having taken critic...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Uh, Guys--

    James came to first. The three of them had impacted the snowdrift and had fallen in about a meter and a half. The rope, impossibly, was still connecting them together. When the others regained consciousness, they stood dazed in the snow for some moment...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • All Is (Dis)Quiet…

    They were speechless as they realized that Craig was right. The insanely powerful snowstorm was nowhere to be found. A storm of such magnitude as the blizzard was could simply not have blown itself out in a short time interval. There was something else...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • What Does One Call It if the Mirage Is Real?

    They had been walking, without much rest, for seven hours. They had stopped once, after four hours, at Craig’s insistence, to eat some granola bars he had stuffed into his pocket. To quench thirst, one simply took a handful of snow and swallowed....

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Calm Before the Storm

    It started out cold and damp, promising rain later that night. She knew this and bundled up in expectation. She would get to the meeting in plenty of time. Leaving her apartment building, she hailed a cab and headed to the rendezvous. It had taken week...

  • Bum Diddly Oh

    “It’s a beautiful morning, don’tcha think?” He grinned at me and poked me in the ribs. “C’mon! It’s nice out, right?” “It’s a little cold,” I grumbled, snugging my fleece tighter. He rol...

    • Author: Mackizme
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Turn in the Weather

    That’s how it all started, which was fitting really. The sparkling burn of new romance warmed an October day leaving my cheeks more than a little red. Six months later, and clouds of April were beginning to give way to a Summer sun. We stood in t...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • The Weather Woman

    All ye viewers, with eager ears, attain! Hark but a moment, and hear my name For though a name is trivial and lame, Reputations precede, thus giving thou An inkling, a featherful white pillow On which to rest thine head, a comfort gained. Joan Key, fam...

  • In Memory of Dr Forsyth

    Dr. Jane L. Forsyth finished brushing back her long, white hair. Her striking blue-grey eyes emerged from paper-thin crevasses that told a tale of Antarctic explorations. Women her age delighted in calico quilts covered in calico cats. While teaching g...

  • Defiance and Lack of Reason

    “I lo…” He tried to force the words out but amidst the gale they were lost. To be honest, they were weak to begin with, his lungs struggling in their frailty against the already clawing effects of exposure. Again he tried to call out,...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 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 3 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Light Chop

    “Was that a mountain wave?” Peter exclaims. I shake my head. “We’ll need to take off first.” I shouldn’t have told him about mountain waves. “Just a few bumps,” I should’ve said. Instead I told him about a flight where we dropped 6000...

    • Author: Scott K
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
  • The End of an Age

    The moon was like a child’s smile; lop-sided and sheepish. Both innocent and mischievous. They were a mass, crouched and bent against the cold. Babes on the inside, then the thin and the mothers, then the fat and the old and finally the men and t...

    • Author: J.S. Hope
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Whether the Weather of Either

    Sam struggled to stand upright, slipping once or twice in the mud. Jesse could hardly breathe, let alone speak. Light from the windows rippled through the sheets of rain, casting everything in a tenuous glow, a fragile and mercurial reality. Wide eyed,...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 2 years ago.
  • (Day 17) Brain Static

    Fear seeps into our personalities in different ways, most of them unpreferred. Some of them paralyzes us, some motivate us to move irrationally, and others are propelled by fear to the point that the only real work they do is through that stimulus. I f...

  • Out Of Whack

    The weather here seems to blow hot and cold, much like my mood these days. One day it’s bright and shiny out, the sun warming the frozen earth, the birds returning from the south chirping merrily. The next, overcast with more gray than I ever wan...

  • The Elemental Queen

    The circumstances of my existence have defined me. They have brought me great power and freedom, but also a great deal of torment. Although I am profound; with my abilities to define the winds and weather, my birth has placed me in a throne of unbearab...