SPF: Don’t Blame the Rain

163 07 July 3rd 2016The sky darkened and Julie stood motionless as the rumbling clouds showered nature’s blessing down upon her.

Months of resentment had compelled her to stay indoors when the sky boomed because rainy days had become nothing more but recollections of that wretched day when the car had skidded and the rain sang baby Alice her last lullaby, as an injured Julie cradled her to her final sleep.

Later, a bitter Brad walked out and Julie didn’t stop him, she too blamed herself.

But now, after much weeping and mourning, she’d overcome that bloodsoaked moment. Once again the rain brought back happy memories. Her very first dance as Mrs. Collins, as Brad twirled her under the rainy sky and when the raindrops had tickled Alice’s face.

At first she’d tried blocking out that grisly day completely but then accepted it as part of life’s test and focused on all her smile-filled family memories.

As the last few drops dripped from trembling leaves, Julie felt them tickle her face and tearfully whispered, “Love you my baby.”

“So do I.”

Julie jumped at the sound of a voice behind her and turned to find a drenched Brad, raindrops and tears trickling down his face.

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Author: Ugly Aphrodite (Available on Amazon Kindle) Ah, the need to get your thoughts out there! Happy reading folks!
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15 Responses to SPF: Don’t Blame the Rain

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Aw, this is a bittersweet story. I’m glad the rainy days changed from bad memories to good ones and very glad Brad came back to her. Now they can be together, comfort each other, and when the time is right have a little bro or sis for baby Alice. It’s so tragic when a baby dies, but sometimes good things come from bad times. Great write!

    • swritings says:

      Thank you! I like what you said, ‘sometimes good things come from bad times’…. With a lot of your own effort as well of course, but no matter how tragic the situation, it’s in your hands how to react. Thanks for your comment! 🙂

  2. Graham Lawrence says:

    The healing powers of rain. Some lovely images in your story.

  3. The problems of their past washed away by the rain. We all need a cleansing downpour now and again before the sun returns to brighten our spirits.

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  4. afairymind says:

    Hopefully they’ll both be able to move on from the pain of their loss now, and together. A painfully beautiful story. Nicely done. 🙂

  5. lbeth1950 says:

    Maybe they will heal together!

  6. Trying to recover from devastation is not easy and walking out seems to be the easy option. Great that they decded to try and get back together. Good story.

  7. A very nice blend of emotions. Touchy story.. Nice read.. 🙂

  8. Lovely story. SW. It’s a heart-tugging moment, but happy in its way. Great descriptions and good writing, 🙂 — Suzanne

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