Some Rain Must Fall

October 5, 2022 at 12:00 pm 35 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 7 October 2022

David Stewart
Photo Credit: David Stewart

 
A soft, gentle rain after days of summer heat. From the cafeteria window, I see the relief on mother nature’s face. Everything in her dominion has regained its lost charm.

Yet rain wouldn’t play hero all the time. Sometimes it turns into a perfect storm causing floods and destruction in its path. Well, perhaps, it’s rain’s peculiar way of exhorting that you’ve got to be tough to make it in this world.
 
As the song goes, “Into each life, some rain must fall.” Since my contract has ended, I’m returning to my cubicle for what would be the last time.
 

Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall By Ella Fitzgerald

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35 Comments Add your own

  • 1. neilmacdon  |  October 5, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    He’s taking it very philosophically

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    • 2. plaridel  |  October 6, 2022 at 10:44 am

      neil:

      i’m sure he does. 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. Iain Kelly  |  October 6, 2022 at 1:06 am

    Mother Nature has the ability to make us all philosophers.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  October 6, 2022 at 10:43 am

      iain:

      true that. 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. James McEwan  |  October 6, 2022 at 4:36 am

    We have always had rain, yet how many times do we get caught out?

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    • 6. plaridel  |  October 6, 2022 at 10:43 am

      james:

      been there, done that. 🙂

      Reply
  • 7. Liz Young  |  October 6, 2022 at 9:29 am

    I recall dancing in the rain after months of drought!

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    • 8. plaridel  |  October 6, 2022 at 10:43 am

      Liz:

      i share the feeling. 🙂

      Reply
    • 9. Bill  |  October 7, 2022 at 12:46 pm

      YES!

      Reply
  • 11. CGraith  |  October 6, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    A nice reflection on rain.

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    • 12. plaridel  |  October 7, 2022 at 3:34 pm

      clare:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you.

      Reply
  • 13. Tannille  |  October 6, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    The rain… us humans have a love-hate relationship with rain.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  October 7, 2022 at 3:33 pm

      tannille:

      i know, i know.

      Reply
  • 15. Sandra  |  October 7, 2022 at 12:24 am

    Prolonged rain after a period of drought brings out the philosopher in most of us

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    • 16. plaridel  |  October 7, 2022 at 3:33 pm

      sandra:

      i second the motion. 🙂

      Reply
  • 17. Keith's Ramblings  |  October 7, 2022 at 2:41 am

    Last month, after one of the driest summers on record, it suddenly rained and within a couple of days, brown turned to green! Now I just wish it would stop for a while!

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    • 18. plaridel  |  October 7, 2022 at 3:33 pm

      keith:

      too much of a good thing can be bad too.

      Reply
  • 19. granonine  |  October 7, 2022 at 5:52 am

    He’s very calm considering his circumstances. H seems to accept life just as he accepts the weather. Not a bad philosophy 🙂

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    • 20. plaridel  |  October 7, 2022 at 3:33 pm

      linda:

      well, it’s one way of looking at it. 🙂

      Reply
  • 21. pennygadd51  |  October 7, 2022 at 9:41 am

    I love the subtlety with which you use rain as a metaphor for the narrator’s experience of being made redundant. Really well constructed, Plaridel.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  October 7, 2022 at 3:32 pm

      penny:

      it’s very kind of you. thank you for the generous comment. 🙂

      Reply
  • 23. Bill  |  October 7, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    I love rain. Great story, but we are brainwashed to see rain as bad. It is not. Without it there is no us, or much or anything.
    Much flooding is caused by human poor planning as we pave over damn near everything. For those who build below sea-level and next to rivers and streams that flood, good luck with that. “I dare you, Mother Nature.”

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    • 24. plaridel  |  October 7, 2022 at 3:32 pm

      bill:

      well said.

      Reply
      • 25. Bill  |  October 7, 2022 at 3:33 pm

        Thanks.

        Reply
  • 26. msjadeli  |  October 8, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    Nature shows us all of the answers if we but care to observe and be receptive to them. He’s one who does. Not sure why he’s headed back to the cube for the last time, but hoping he also has faith that a new adventure is on the horizon.

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    • 27. plaridel  |  October 11, 2022 at 2:07 pm

      msjadeli:

      he returned to his cube to pick up his personal stuff. 🙂

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      • 28. msjadeli  |  October 11, 2022 at 5:09 pm

        Ah! Happy Trails to Him!

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        • 29. plaridel  |  October 13, 2022 at 9:54 am

          msjadeli:

          you bet. 🙂

          Reply
  • 30. rochellewisoff  |  October 9, 2022 at 5:49 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Hopefully something better will come his way. He does have a good attitude. Lovely write and song.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 31. plaridel  |  October 11, 2022 at 2:07 pm

      rochelle:

      hurray, he did find another job!

      Reply
  • 32. michael1148humphris  |  October 9, 2022 at 8:06 am

    Here’s hoping for a better future, with sunshine and gardening

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    • 33. plaridel  |  October 11, 2022 at 2:07 pm

      michael:

      it pays to think positive always. 🙂

      Reply
  • 34. authorfleurl  |  October 11, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    Great story, with a positive twist on rain and finishing a job. Nicely done.

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    • 35. plaridel  |  October 13, 2022 at 9:54 am

      fleurl:

      thank for the kind comment. much appreciated.

      Reply

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