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.

…But the rains would have been welcome.

17 responses to “The Walk”

  1. niasunset avatar
    niasunset

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

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    1. Tom avatar

      It is warm, Nia, isn’t it? Even the rain isn’t cooling things right now!

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      1. niasunset avatar
        niasunset

        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. samanthamurdochblog avatar
    samanthamurdochblog

    Yep, like soup wading…I know how you feel!

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    1. Tom avatar

      Soup wading! Yes, an apt description!

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  3. Chris Hall avatar

    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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    1. Tom avatar

      It depends on the dark skies for me, Chris. I don’t mind the rain, but if it comes with dramatic skies then its all the better!

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      1. Chris Hall avatar

        Dramatic is good, I’ll give you that, Tom!

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  4. prenin avatar

    Very well written Tom. 🙂 ❤

    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! 😦 ❤

    Blessed be my friend! 🙂 ❤

    Prenin.

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    1. Tom avatar

      Thanks Prenin. I can’t decide if it’s cooler today or not… 🤔

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      1. prenin avatar

        Well it is now Sunday and I caught up on my sleep with the window open and a welcome cold breeze wafting round my ears, so not too bad. 🙂 ❤

        Blessed Be my friend! 🙂 ❤

        Prenin.

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        1. Tom avatar

          Good to know, Prenin. It’s still hot here!

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          1. prenin avatar

            Hope you get some relief Tom, I have no love of hot weather. 🙂 ❤

            Blessed be! 🙂 ❤

            Prenin. 🖖

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            1. Tom avatar

              Same here. I like it nice and sunny, and warm up to a point, but I’m not keen if it gets too hot! 🌞

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              1. prenin avatar

                Well the cooler weather is headed your way! 🙂 ❤

                Blessed Be my friend! 🙂 ❤

                Prenin.

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                1. Tom avatar

                  Fabulous! 😁

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