Rain

12 01 2012

Rain.

It just kept raining. He was getting restless and feeling rather trapped, he’d been stuck inside for several days because it kept raining, not hard but steady and irritating. Cloudy and chilly with the constant weeping rain.

He was more than ready for a sunny day so e could get some of the outside work done before the snow started flying. He had some repairs to his roof, a long section of fence to get in, the holes in the access road to get filled and several other jobs that really couldn’t be done in the rain.

The door blew open so he got up to close it, adding replacing the latch to his list of needed repairs, but he’d have to get to town for a new latch as well as some of the other materials. He had planned to go a day ago, but he knew he’d have had problems with the wagon in the mud, that situation was not improving with the continuing rain. It was a messy walk to the barn twice a day to tend the livestock, he was displeased with the mud, deciding he was going to find a way to pave the way to the barn before winter.

Three days later he was still waiting for the rain to stop. He wondered how it could keep on like it was, over a week of steady rain. He was going to have to get into town soon, his supplies of food were getting low and he also had the materials for the repair work to get. It would be days before the mud dried enough to leave with the wagon even if it stopped raining immediately.

The skies wept, two weeks without stopping, tears of rain, steadily fell from the lowering gray clouds. The access road was completely impassable, getting to the barn was more difficult as well, his booted feet sinking deeper in the muck. He’d taken straw from the stalls and spread it on the path to keep the mud from getting any worse. He wasn’t even sure he could ride the horse without the poor creature getting stuck.

He was feeling even more trapped and definitely uneasy, the rain was falling so long it had to be unnatural. Was this another great flood as he’d read of in the Bible? It certainly left him very uneasy and he’d soon be rather hungry. The livestock weren’t doing well after more than two weeks of nonstop rain. At least the straw on the path made getting to and from the barn less difficult.

It was easier swimming to and from the barn and the cows had changed into a never before seen life form as had the horse and pigs. He was amazed at how dexterous his arm fins were, but standing on his flippers was harder and walking more of a challenge so he didn’t trip over the flipper on each foot. He finally decided to simply let the livestock loose. He’d run out of feed and they were becoming odder with each passing day and they’d likely manage better on their own. He sat and examined his new fins, they’d obviously been his hands, the fingers were separated and still more or less functioned as fingers there were now long flexible rays joined by thin flexible skin, there was something similar with his feet. He was completely underwater but breathing water, he’d evidently grown gills or something. He saw a large cow-like animal swim past followed by a pig-like creature. He swam further and then through the barn which somehow had the lamps burning. There was a horse-like creature eating hay in one of the stalls. He wondered where the chickens had gone. He surfaced to see that it was still raining. He decided it didn’t matter any more if it rained or not.

He woke up screaming in the rays of the newly risen sun streaming through the bedroom window.

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