before the storm the air grows still
the light dims as the clouds gather
the rain drifts like lace curtains
fat drops gather on the edge of the leaves
the clean smell of wet dirt
thunder rumbles
the storm moves further on

Written for the Gargleblaster Challenge in 42 words: Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear

13 thoughts on “Storm

  1. chollerina 08/05/2014 / 3:12 am

    “the rain drifts like lace curtains” WOW. That’s all. WOW!


  2. K. Renae P. 08/05/2014 / 6:52 am

    I came here to say something about the “lace curtains” only to see that I’m not alone. I wish I’d written that line.


  3. Thewitch 08/05/2014 / 9:37 am

    Sublime my dear!! Where did you find the challenge?


    • Claudette 08/05/2014 / 5:30 pm

      in the list that blogging 101 put up yesterday. I was intrigued by the name, being a “hitchhikers” fan of old.

      And thank you for the compliment. How is the brain?


      • Thewitch 08/05/2014 / 5:55 pm

        The brain is being scanned AGAIN on monday!! I suspect they can’t quite believe I have one!! πŸ˜€


        • Claudette 08/05/2014 / 5:59 pm

          πŸ™‚ I’m pretty sure you do πŸ™‚


      • Thewitch 08/05/2014 / 5:58 pm

        Zaphod Beeblbrox!!!!!! My favourite name ever!! Although Bastian Sveinsteiger comes a close second!! πŸ˜€


        • Claudette 08/05/2014 / 6:01 pm

          who the heck is the second guy, no wait, I’ll goggle it – oh I see a footballer – not interested in them. aphod for me, plus he had 2 heads, and that is what they say about Tasmanian (apparently we are all inbred, ya know!)


          • Thewitch 08/05/2014 / 6:04 pm

            I hate football I’m a rugger bugger but I just loved the name!!! Hahah!! Inbred? I’m from Norfolk!!! We not only have two heads we have webbed feet as well!!!!


  4. kazg10 08/05/2014 / 7:12 pm

    I can smell the dirt. Very descriptive, love it. AND thanks for your kind words on my latest post. It didn’t have a reply button so couldn’t reply to what you had written. So nice of you, It means a lot. Thanks Claudette πŸ™‚


    • Claudette 08/05/2014 / 8:09 pm

      I love that smell, my daughter can remember the word that means that description, but I never can.
      I loved your photography, so no hardship to say that πŸ™‚


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