The cloud conspiracy
It’s been raining the entire month. Eric begins to feel as if the clouds are targeting him personally. He closes his eyes and starts imagining a warmer, drier time until thunder disrupts his fantasy and reminds him that it’s still cold and wet outside. At this point, he’s fed up. He runs outside with a pistol and starts shooting at the clouds, screaming “curse you!” He manages to shoot one cloud and feels a brush of victory. Unfortunately, he has shot a hole in a cloud right above him and the water pours down on him directly like a waterfall. He wakes up and realises that he was only dreaming. “They’re even fucking up my dreams!” he thinks. He pulls out his phone and checks how much money is left in his bank account. “It’s not a lot,” he mutters, but he has enough to get away somewhere warm for a couple of days. He books a beach holiday in the Caribbean for a flight leaving that same evening. He checks the weather forecasts and is reassured that there is no chance of rain during his holiday.
He arrives at his destination, feeling refreshed as he exits the airport and senses the warmth of a dry evening. He stands there with a smile enjoying the moment, feeling proud of himself for taking care of his sanity. “It was worth the money”, he thinks. Five minutes later he feels a drop of water alight upon his bare skin. Horrified, he looks up and sees no clouds. He looks around and sees a kid playing with a water pistol. He laughs and shakes his head, thinking “imagine if it’d rain here right now…what a thought.” He smiles at the kid and then boards a bus destined for his hotel. On route, he turns his seat to look outside. There, his nightmare has become a reality, as a full-blown rain storm starts outside. He checks the weather forecasts again, and it’s now saying that it’s going to rain his entire stay. Back home, however, it will be dry and sunny during that time. He curses his bad luck. He’s now a few hundred dollars poorer and sans raincoat. He tries to make something out of his trip but the wind has filled the sea with jellyfish. He goes on Facebook and starts a hate group against clouds.
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