“No rain today either”, remarked Jack, his brow furrowed as he looked out the window at the blazing sun and the clear blue sky.
“It has to rain soon. Else…”, said Alicia, anxiously.
“Yes, just has to…”, thought Jack, “Everything depends on it”. He thought of their withering crops and sick animals. The heat wave had been too much for them to bear.
He walked over to the barn to check on the animals. He refilled their water containers again, just as he had done so an hour ago. The heat was making them excessively thirsty. He splashed water all over the barn to keep it cool. Just then he noticed that the some of the animals had escaped their enclosures. The heat must have made them restless, he thought anxiously, as he locked up the rest in their respective enclosures and stepped out to look for the missing ones.
Just then he saw White Gold and Blue Star – their two peacocks out in the field; preening and dancing, as dark clouds rolled in.
A story for 40th Challenge for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. To read more click HERE