Monday, June 7, 2010

The Tale of the Great Tease

This was ‘the Hottest Summer in recorded history’, hotter than last year which had been only the hottest in a decade. If they thought labeling it would make the heat a little more bearable, they couldn’t have been more wrong.
The only thing that kept the city going was the knowledge that Summer always led to Monsoons. Atavistic memories of the cool rain-laden breeze hitting you as you hurried home.

But Monsoon is a Great Tease. She threatens to come, then veers away. She makes you wait, and wait some more. And when you can’t wait anymore, she comes. Finally.
Drabble (n) - an extremely short work exactly one hundred words in length.

It finally rained! The world is beautiful again.

The Universe in a Raindrop

This margosa plant was born last monsoon

Raindrops trickling down a branch


Al said...

Northern Oz is Monsoonal.
I have experienced what we call "the build up" and "the wet"
Your drabble catches the suspense and agony beautifully.


Very cleverly written, most enjoyable,


Karen Walker said...

Lovely writing, Rayna. We just returned from Wyoming where it was early Spring and we had to wear winter coats. At home in New Mexico, it's 100 degrees. Our monsoon season is the same, great promise, then mostly not so much rain.

RA said...

A lovely text accomanied by lovely photos. Very enjoyable. Thank you. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Powerful for 100 words. Glad you got your rain.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

We're waiting for our rainy season to start in SW Florida. Isn't rain magical!?!

Marjorie said...

Still waiting for monsoons and it was 110 degrees today. Definately know how it feels wishing for the rains.

GutsyWriter said...

I felt relief watching the cool drops on the bright green leaves. Made me feel relaxed after your hot day.

Faith Pray said...

I love these photos! They capture the emotion you describe. Lovely.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Al - Northern Oz is pretty similar to India, I think. With the seasons reversed, of course.

@ Yvonne - thank you.

@ Karen - I can never stop being amazed at the differences in climate across the globe. But this year, the monsoon promises to be good. We have already had a few days of steady rain.

@ RA - thank you.

@ Alex - thank you. We got our rain, and a good rain it promises to be.

@ Jane - it is. One of my favourite seasons.

@ Marjorie - that is HOT!

@ Sonia - those are really soothing pictures, aren't they?

@ Faith - thank you.


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