Friday, August 6, 2010

Rain, A Biography (Saturday Writing Essential)

©Karen A J Rinehart

During the worst of thunderstorms, as lightening filled the sky, the loudest of thunder clapped and amid tornadoes, she was conceived. Arriving on the Kansas prairie just as the sun was peaking through the clouds, they decided to call her, Rain.

Rain was there, while cattle grazed in fields, but she was unable to hear the distant clattering of an old windmill because she was unable to hear. While ripened wheat fields looked as if they were a field of gold, had nothing on her as far as beauty. She stood tall in these fields of gold with one foot here, one foot there, you thought for sure you heard her giggling as a tumbleweed blew past.

The people of the town came to see her and enjoy her beauty. Some even commented that she was absolutely breath taking and compared her beauty to a prism. While others thought, if you'd seen one, you'd seen them all. Everyone knew that Rains time on earth was short but were sad when she began to fade. Then with the blink of an eye, she was gone.

Rain was born on May 10, 2010 at 3:33 p.m. and left this earth at 3:35 p.m. that same day. Her full name was Rainbow and she was the multi colored bow that stretched across the sky.

Challenge: Write the biography of someone; a friend, a famous person, a historical figure, or a fictional character (yours or anyone else’s).


  1. Karen, this is, by far, one of the most creative writings you've written. Unique, touching, and o' so very you!

  2. Thank you, Ruthi. That gentle nudge helped also. :)

  3. Gentle, hahaha! OK, I may just have to be gentle with nudging you more often -- I love the results you produce and by your views and comments on this at Gather, so do others! Write on, m'dear one, write on!

  4. Most certainly, gentle.

    I was so amazed at the views and comments on Gather. This is liked more than anything else I've written. I will certainly have to do more like this. :)