Monday, April 21, 2014

R is for Rain

Here's another science fiction drabble.  Wow.  I've been noticing a bit of a theme the last few days.  Oh well.  Science fiction has been such a large part of my life that this hardly comes as a surprise.

Enjoy!



Rain

The cracked red dirt sent up puffs of dust around Delphine’s feet.  Dark clouds were gathering on the horizon.  She shuddered.  Much as she longed for some water to cool her heated skin, the rain waiting to be unleashed from those clouds would be anything but refreshing.

It hasn’t rained for months, Delphine thought bitterly.  It figures that it would happen now when I’m nowhere near shelter.

Resigning herself to the fact that she couldn’t avoid it, she continued to walk.  When the droplets began falling from the sky, they cut right through her, stripping the flesh from her bones.



9 comments:

  1. That's not nice rain at all!
    Sophie
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  2. Ouch! Definitely wouldn't want to be caught in that rainstorm.

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  3. That sounds nasty! Poor Delphine!

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  4. What a storm! (And a beautifully written storm, too)

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  5. I am hoping it's just a metaphoric striping of skin.

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  6. creep-tastic! it was so unexpected.

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  7. I don't see this ending well for Delphine...

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