The Walk

The air was thick and humid.

Heat trapped beneath the thickening clouds above made everything feel close. Tense. The light, subdued a little by the cloud cover, had a yellowish tinge to it.

Every so often the silence was broken by a long rumble of thunder. And within the rumbles came the occasional bright flash of lightning. Just a flash, no bolts or streaks.

My legs felt heavy as I walked. It felt as though I was walking against something, as though something was pushing me back every step I made. But I had to keep going. I had to keep moving forward.

I had to get back before the rains came. The signs were all there, a storm was definitely rolling in.

One step in front of the other, clothes stuck to my body as I moved. I had to keep going.

โ€ฆBut the rains would have been welcome.

17 Comments on “The Walk

  1. we all wait for some rain… beautifully expressed… I am melting in here too… Thank you dear Tom, Love, nia

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      • It is warm..???? toooo hot dear Tom, not warm here… But yes, rain doesn’t cool us… But wind especially from North, makes to feel better… Thanks, Love, nia

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  2. We’ve been having plenty of rain this winter. I should be grateful, but the dark skies make me miserable. I had enough rain for a lifetime living in Liverpool for 30 years!

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  3. Very well written Tom. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

    Yes the weather has been turbulent hasn’t it?

    Where I am we saw only one minor thunderstorm and a few cooling showers.

    My home is a heat sink though, so I am reduced to wearing just boxers during the day so I don’t upset my neighbours!

    Hopefully we won’t see too many deluges as the flash flooding has harmed a lot of people.

    Humidity is still 90% so we are a storm waiting to happen! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ โค

    Blessed be my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค


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