Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A.Word.A.Day drabble – “virga”

A.Word.A.Day drabble – 6/15/10: “virga”

A Word A Day by Anu Garg
noun: Rain or snow that evaporates before hitting the ground.
From Latin virga (rod, streak).


“You know that old song, “Laughter In The Rain’?”


“Infant,” Chris sneered, and Alec laughed. “I used to look forward to the rainy day when I could be ‘waaalkin’ hand in hand with the one I love’,” he sang. “But I’ve begun to doubt that’s ever going to happen.”

Alec felt like he’d been kicked in the stomach. Forcing a smile, he said, “You’re usually so optimistic.”

Chris squeezed his hand. “No, it’s just that Phoenix gets more virga than actual rain.”

“And staying dry is somehow less romantic than being drenched?”

“Well, when you put it that way....”

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