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What’s He Talking About?

What’s He Talking About?

‘It runs down your face and drips off your nose. It gets inside your shoes and makes a squelchy sound.’

Nobody knew what the new boy was talking about.

Dad says these immigrants from Earth have strange ways. They’re not like us.


The question to try and answer in a 42 word story this week is – ‘Have you ever seen the rain?’




Now that I'm retired I have more time to devote to writing my blog and creating short stories.

32 thoughts on “What’s He Talking About?

  1. Love the idea. I guess colonists on Mars (being the most probable planet to live on, I assume that’s where this takes place) have better knowledge of dust storms than rain. The voice is perfect BTW. Congrats!


  2. This reminds me of something a professor of mine used to say. He always wanted us to try to explain things as though we were speaking to a Martian. Good way to drop all of your assumptions and think of how things must look to an outsider.


  3. Squelchy–that is exactly so. I liked this! It seems odd that other planets wouldn’t know what he is saying, but I suppose that they may have a similar experience?


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