Sunday, July 16, 2017

WeWriWar 215: Rainbow catcher

Welcome to a new excerpt of Rainbow Catcher for the Weekend Writing Warrior and Snippet Sunday.

Now let's go back to our story.

Summary of previous episodes: Clarissa is coughing and wanted to watch Everett Cooper on TV but Jason refused, she is due to get her rainbow the next day but she seems scared, to make her feel better Jason leave the TV on. Clarissa tried to explain about rainbows, she is a big fan of Everett Cooper but Jason is not too sure about it. Clarissa complained about her dialophone but Jason needs to go to work. Before completely leaving he is thinking about getting her her rainbow. We flashed back to the meeting Jason had with a rainbow seller at the black market. Jason left Clarissa's room to go to work. Jason was talking to his boss about the rainbow coming the next day. Jason prepared the money for the rainbow in a sport bag and went to the hospital. The rainbow seller arrived for the delivery. But it was a scam and Jason prepares to go get the rainbow himself in the desert. Markus has a last surprise for him.

We start just where we left off last week.

The yellow air burned him from inside every time he was inhaling, he couldn’t even imagine the effect it would have on his naked skin outside. He knew how Markus had gotten sick in the desert. 
He was progressing fast, getting deeper and deeper in the desert with every turn of wheels, feeling grateful to have the bike instead of the long hours he would have spent in the bus, his spirit lost in the yellow. He was waiting for the first town to appear. He would have given anything for some water and that was another new thing. 
In Polysky city, he had never felt thirsty. Even in the low quarter where he was living, there were fountains everywhere, almost in every street. During the summer, the kids used to play in them in their bathing suits.

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  1. I like the comparison of the town and where he is atm.

  2. Thirst is such a close and personal sensation that it draws us very tightly into his point of view.

  3. I'm wondering what the town will be like when he does get to it. Somehow, "less than friendly" comes to mind.

  4. I too wonder what the town will be like once he gets there.