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Prairie Highways

Percy peered out the window of his old, beat-up car, scanning the dismal grey plains. Rain again.

The endless prairie highways made Percy feel like he was constantly moving but never approaching his destination. To stay sane, he counted raindrops, trying not to think about who was in the trunk.

It Was A Dark And Stormy Night (Or “Meteorology 100: It’s Dark At Night”)

It was a dark and stormy night.

The meteorologists were all very confused. They had anticipated darkness (because the first lesson of Meteorology 100 is that it’s always dark at night, which tended to confuse the Alaskans), but most of them had only predicted light showers.

Actually, none of them cared.

TIM SEVENHUYSEN: Siestas Are For Hot People

It was so oppressively hot outside that I could’ve fried an egg on my forehead (so long as I was wearing a camping stove as a hat and had a tank of propane and some matches handy).

So I went inside, turned on the air conditioning, and took a nap.

TIM SEVENHUYSEN: A Warm Wind at the Poles

The igloos were melting.

On the one hand, the warmer temperatures meant there would be more people around. On the other hand, it meant they’d soon be staying in tents. Tents were easier to break into, Percival the Polar Bear knew, but he found that igloos kept the humans¬†fresher.

Fair-Weather Lover

“Stop! You’re making me uncomfortable! No! I said back off!” Sharon stumbled away and sank to her knees on the grass, tears welling up in her eyes. “Don’t touch me! I’ll scream!”

Sighing, the Wind turned to leave. It was beginning to think it would never find someone to love.

Don’t Rain on My Parade

“It’s gonna rain today!” declared Old Oliver. “I smell it in the air!”

“It’s gonna rain today!” declared Senile Sam. “I feel it in my knees!”

“It’s gonna rain today!” declared Geriatric Jim. “I hear it in the wind!”

“It’s gonna rain today,” said Teenaged Tracy. “The television told me.”