Winner – 1997 Scripsi Very Short Stories Contest
Jana Brock, Author
Rainstorms and Writing
In my room, on a cool morning just before the showers break through a hovering cloud, my mind awakens refreshed from its rest. Admiring nature from my window, I wait for the storm to impose.
And it does rain.
Edges of my writing pad tattered, my pencil is worn from overuse and chewing. Thoughts become words as I watch the sky furiously wash debris into hillside streams.
The downpour heightens as I write on. Creativity is at its best now. Ideas swim around my mind and toss themselves onto paper to be read at a subsequent edit.
If thunder shakes the luminescent sky, my story’s climax is sure and strong. As the winds quiet and weathers subside, my writing is hushed.
I remove myself from nature’s view and wait for the next storm so that I may, again, compose.
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