(Author’s notes: Well, after a harrowing day, I passed my driver’s test. I spent today, the day after, applying for jobs in my area. Hoping to find something relatively quickly, but who knows what the job search may bring. In the meantime, I’m bringing up music and revisiting old artists I never thought I’d see again. Here’s one of them, to enjoy today’s Fictioneers with.)
After The Rain
by Miles H. Rost
Jack and Melinda Berry looked out over the vast valley, transformed from a dry and forbidden place into a vast and colorful vista.
To the left, waterfalls that cascaded quickly. To the right, wildflowers that bloomed once or twice a year. Behind them was the campsite, still wet from the prior night’s deluge.
They were worried about each other then, something they hadn’t done in many years. Huddled together as the storms whipped around them on that mountain ledge, they waited it out.
“It’s breathtaking, Jack.”
“You sure are, sweetie.”
In soaked clothing, Melinda snuggled at Jack’s side.
Can’t sleep, so I’m here early. I’ll pay for it later today. The desert seems peaceful.
Romantic story 🙂
Nice that they rediscovered each other’s company.
Great music video!
Miles, thank you so much for sharing the music video. I almost didn’t click on it and am so pleased I did. It’s so moving.
Quite a touching, romantic story.
I’m coming back to this when I have time to watch the video. Touching, tender story.
A great sense of place
That sort of wild camping either binds you together or drives you apart. I’m glad Jack and Melinda found their love strengthened by the experience.
A rejuvenated relationship along with a rejuvenated landscape – nice metaphor Miles.
You summed it all up in one word… Hope.
Nicely done. 🙂
Beautifully vivid story – nicely done.
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Beautifully written. A real sense of atmosphere.
I love your romantic tale – and the music was awesome! Thanks for the serenity! Well done!
A nice piece of romantic togetherness.
Endearing tale of hope
A heartwarming tale and thank you for the music 🙂
Congratulations on passing your driver’s test and good luck on finding a job. I enjoyed your story, it was very heartwarming. The music is nice too! =)
Beautiful and romantic.