A story of a night with thunder and darkness
It was an evening in July. I
was in my room and was reading
a novel of a fantastic detection
of Perry Mason by Agatha Christie. All along the evening it was raining. The story was
getting more and more interesting. So I wanted to finish it off in the night
Suddenly, there was a clap of thunder and
a brilliant flash in the sky.
All the lights went out with a big explosive sound from the nearby
transformer. It became absolutely dark all around me. I could not even see the book in
front me. I laid the book aside. The rain became heavier and was making a lot of rustling sounds. A quick gush of
air hit me on my cheeks and I shivered violently.
I was afraid. Immediately, I lied
on the bed and covered myself with the blanket that was on the pillow. I
started praying God. Through the window
some the rain water is splashing inside the room. I felt some water drops on the blanket too.
But I did not open my eyes or remove the blanket.
I could not sleep
immediately. My nerves were still tense and eyes fully awake. There was the strange feeling of fear, but
also of courage. I knew from somewhere inside
me that nothing would happen. But there was a feeling something was going to
happen. I did not want to miss it.
I did not know when I slept
off. When I regained conscious, it was
quiet all around. I opened my eyes
slowly and saw it was early in the morning. There was the red Sun rising in the
East. The cool air made me feel so pleasant and comfortable. I felt very happy,
peaceful and safe there looking at the Sun and the birds making noises on the
trees. The rain had stopped.
I went in to the
bathroom for getting ready and to have a hot cup of coffee, the most inspiring way
of starting the day. While having the
coffee, I reflected on the story and happenings of last night. I felt a chill going through my body.