"Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe" ~ Neil Gaiman (A Game of You)


An Unexpected Storm

Lena had always loved the rain. Showers at any time were an invitation to kick off her shoes, run outside, and dance.

So she didn't try to escape the sudden, torrential downpour, though lightning lit the black sky and thunder shook her bones. She stood perfectly still until her t-shirt was drenched and her shivering could have been from the cold.

The rain washed the blood from her legs, washed his stink from her skin, and when she opened her mouth to catch a few drops on her tongue, it washed away his taste.

She wished it would rain forever.


Stephanie Abney said...

Powerful for 100 words! But creepy too (in a good literary way).

Nikki said...

Oooooooohhhhhhhh. So good!

Shelli said...

Thank you both so much!

Debra Erfert said...

So, soooooo creepy! I'm kind of afraid of you now...

Shelli said...

Haha, Debra! I'll take that as a compliment.