December 9, 2008

The Rain Challenge.

Hellow people, since it has been raining here for good two days, i came up with this challenge:

Write a short story, where the central theme is Rain

I decided word limit around 350 - 400 words, but Stephen can decide the terms and conditions and time limit etc :)
please respond to it with suggestions, improvements etc!


  1. Will you accept this?

    It was raining cats and dogs when I left home. I was hurrying through the drenched streets and made my way to where she lives now. She would be waiting, I knew. She would be getting wet too. I took the raincoat, but forgot the hat – was in such a hurry. Took a bunch of yellow tulips from the shop at the corner; she loves these. I moved nearer to her place. Making my way through the fleeing crowd was toil. I hid the flowers inside the raincoat, hoping they would not get soaked. And I rushed through. Many of the folks had umbrellas. Hush! Why did I not bring mine? – I thought. This small kid, waking with her dog in her lap was trying to get underneath her mother’s umbrella. She was playing hide and seek with the rain and getting drenched – the mother was too hasty to look back at her. Hope they live nearby. The other couple was too busy in each other that they could not see the rushing limousine. And as I thought, the car splashed all the water unto them. They looked at themselves, then the car, then at each other and laughed. Weirdoes! They found another excuse to hold each other more tightly. She was waiting! I hurried faster. I reached her place just in time. I went past her mates in there – they had no visitors. I could see the bluish cross – no mistake, it’s her! I went near; sat by her grave. It was all drenched in this summer rain. I took out the flowers and laid them by her chest. She felt it close to her heart – still thumping as mine. I felt she cried in bliss, that I could make it on her 87th birthday – even in this rain. Tears were in my eyes too, but thanks to the raindrops – I went unnoticed.

  2. Of course. Incredibly lovely Tan! welcome in :)

    Post this as a new post, if you're a member. Or let me know if you aren't.

  3. I'm no member as yet ...
    Can I be one?
    May I be one?

  4. oooo nice! Im gonna write one! Any more rules or can I start? btw Tan nice story!

  5. wow Tan...welcome in....truly a touching piece...plz post yours as well adi....we dont want this one to be lost as the last short story competition we had for the lack of participation....and tan posting his story and adi starting with his are good signs...signs of change...yey islex...good topic to start off with....i will write too....cheers!

  6. nice !!! will think of something soon though i suck in story writing .. poetr comes more naturally to me !! but still a try i can surely give !! BTW, loved the story TAN !! cute :)

  7. someone else left the id in the shout box, ste please check that too :)

    yes, adi do write.

    Pretty Me, only that is how we're going to improve. I am not good at writing fiction, but i will try to write as well :)

  8. Hey that was superb tan ....but you should have put it up as a post...
    I too wanna participate ..Should put up my story in a week or two :)

  9. Here is my story :

    Feel free to point the flaws ... i will be most glad to improve for next time ...

  10. thankyou people for Participating :) I am already very thrilled about it.

    Anurag, a week or two will be so lateee... come up with it quicker boy :)

    Tan, You're invited, kindly accept and jump in :)

    Pretty me, I am just going to read it right away :)

  11. Thanks Guys for all the wonderful comments .. I will post the story in the Blog tonight ... let it be here too ... just for the sake of flow of the comments ... I just loved 'em!

    Thanks again guys ...


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