Our Lives That Burn in the Rain

Reckless rain and a fast food joint

Nighthawks by Edward Hopper. Public domain.

The sky is streaming

Black and low and threatening, inky darkness enough to suffocate the stars. I’m standing outside Star Kebab in Perpignan, watching silver sheets of rain bouncing in the long pale cones of car headlights. Wet weather. West Coast weather.

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Ryan Frawley

Ryan Frawley

Novelist. Essayist. Former entomologist. Now a full-time writer exploring travel, art, philosophy, psychology, and science. www.ryanfrawley.com