There are a lot of stories about how the rain started.
The thing that always comes to mind first isn’t the how though, it’s the how much. Russell still does the math too: 15, 5,400, and 8,550. 15 inches a day, 5,400 a year, and 8,550 feet since the start.
We have no idea if it’s accurate. But it’s important to think about it, he says, because it reminds us to keep moving.
My name is Tanner. Russell takes care of me. Together we push on, surviving, heading to Leadville.
Our story is a fight for food and the warmth and the dry. And a rumor about a place where it isn't raining.
Always on the move, always to higher ground. Always toward Leadville. The town above the water line.
Exposure, pruned hands, infection, and the face eaters stay close to us. Our canoe is no good anymore. Death is everywhere.
And we cling to the last strips of the veneer. Each other.
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By: Joseph A Turkot Published By: J.A.T. Age Recommended: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 4 Series: The Rain Review: "The Rain" Part I by Joseph A. Turkot was short and very interesting take on the apocalypse. Wow! This was definitely a read that will keep your interest in what is going with Russell who has found and saved Tanner. It is raining and it never stops giving them only 'misery.' and now their are cannibals coming. Now, the jest of it all is that this weather will drive humanity insane. There are really some very interesting characters that seem to be very intriguing as well as developed. Now, I will leave you the reader to pick up "The Rain Part I" to see what this short read is all about. Finding out the meaning of the word 'veneer' will be of great interest in this short read which turns out to be a great analogy. I liked the way this author brought this out for the reader and if this keeps your interest there will be more in his Part II.