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Clouds had gathered in the sky by 3-30 p.m. and it looked like they meant business. Yesterday it had merely been a convention of sorts and the clouds had dispersed soon after the meeting. Today, thunder rumbled, lightning drew jagged silvery lines, and the wind blew strong. It was evident that the clouds were here with the necessary reinforcements to make things happen.
The treetops swayed this way and that, the tall coconut trees bent first one way and then another and the crows flew up from their perches cawing in alarm and made for safer places. The stray dogs who spent their time outside the main gate were nowhere to be seen.
Doors not locked into place could be heard banging loudly making me jump. I fervently hoped no one was hurt. I know the agony of a heavy door unexpectedly shutting having had one shut on my little finger years back. I had needed stitches. That experience was enough to make me a compulsive is-the-door-secured kind of person. I checked all rooms. The doors were all locked in place.
When the rain finally began to fall, the winds blew it ahead of them creating an impression of a billowing curtain of raindrops. The cloth curtains billowing inside the house needed to be curtailed and the north-facing windows quickly closed shut to prevent the floor of the bedrooms from getting wet.
Once the glass windows and doors were slide shut, there was a sudden eerie silence. The sound of the storm seemed to come from far away. That was no fun. So I went to the south facing balcony to enjoy the isolated thunderstorm that graced our city today.
© Shail Mohan 2022
It is such a long time since I experienced a real thunderstorm that I thoroughly enjoyed reading your description. I would have joined you on your south-facing balcony 🙂
You are so welcome, Anne 🙂 I will have tea and snacks ready! 🙂
I could hear the clap of thunder! It’s just been very cloudy here and I keep looking at the clouds and asking it to make up its mind! Either rain or shine!! LOL
That sounds like me! I say such things too, lol. 😉
It’s been so windy where I am and raining too, but no thunder or lightening. I’ll join you at the south face window 😊
Always welcome, Mysoul. Tea and pakoras? 🙂
Yes that works. Thank you 😊.
Beautifully written Shail like a compelling start of a novel or fiction tale. The wind and thunder can be scary at times and been witnessing flurry of rain, thunderstorm and violent wind recent leading to an intermittent blackout. Love how you lend power to visual imagery through your powerful writing.
Aww thanks Vishal 🙂 Luckily we still had power at the end of it all.
Sigh! Am making a wish for rains here! Am going to use your words to dream about it!
Till then, enjoy your rains!
Thank you, Uma. It was a one day thing. But we are expecting some more rain this week 🙂
Thanks GC 🙂
Your love for rains shows!
That finger in door disasters. Hav had many such when I was a kid.
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Thanks, Afshan 🙂