100 Word Challenge: The Weather Report

This is my response to Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge:  Kaleidoscope

The Weather Report

The air in the countryside of my noggin used to be so clear and crisp, the grumpy old man thought, like a perfect autumn day. My view of today was vivid, dappled by shadows of yesterday, brightened by clear skies of tomorrow. But now? It’s like seeing the world through a kaleidoscope. The colors and shapes of the past swirl and change, filling my head with multi-hued fog. Can’t see a damn thing!

Just as well, he decided. Today is overcast by gloomy skies of gray. And tomorrow? Bah. Black as a thundercloud.

The forecast through the kaleidoscope is sunnier.


  1. Ooh, love this. The man's inner voice is very entertaining~

  2. Hehehe. "The air in the countryside of my noggin"...that was a great opening!

  3. I picture him as gnarly but a marshmallow inside!

  4. I see Walter Matthau when i read this - in 'Grumpy Old Men'.


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