Spooktober 2022 Day 25: Storm

Content warning: implied murder

Your storm windows stood no chance of protecting you, even though you’d had them specially made from steel. Readying for the storm you knew would come. 

I watched you install them. And you felt me watching, I know. You prepared and I lurked. Waiting for atmospheric turbulence. Wind shear. Moisture. 

Cold air aloft. 

When heavy clouds glinted green, you scurried indoors. 

Within that green heart, I tossed ice crystals up and they fell down, over and over, each cycle growing seeds into hail. Big as your fist. Big as your head. 

Big as you. 

And then, I let them fall. 

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