rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,

In the Shade

That the air remains cool is some compensation for the poverty of sunlight. Today, though, was not utterly impoverished. It was merely in the lower income bracket. No continents of cloud floated in a blue sea, but lakes of blue ornamented the marbled mass of white and gray which drifted above until late afternoon. The air below being clear, from high ground I could see further masses of cloud rolling across the valley. The mountain ridges now and then flashed with light which would roll down to vanish into the canyon. Near where a group of boys played games in a shadowy field, I heard the sound of a light plane and looked up into the swirling white mass to look for it, but it remained hidden. The game went on undisturbed, as though men had never flown. Earthbound, I returned home imagining the undersides of wings catching reflected light.

  • Reset Twenty-One, Day Twenty-Nine

    Saturday morning when I went to bed the light leaking around the window shades seemed dimmer than usual. I looked outside and the sky was overcast,…

  • Reset Twenty-One, Day Twenty-Eight

    Friday was swallowed by a dragon. I only smelled its smoky breath a couple of times as the wind shifted about, but up in the mountains it devoured…

  • Reset Twenty-One, Day Twenty-Seven

    Once again I got up way too late on Thursday, and now I'm awake way too late on Friday morning. Sometime in the next few days I expect I'll wake up…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment