By in Random

The perfect storm ... not!

The clouds are swirling, in big whirlpools of blackness. A strong wind blows from the south, the blasts surprisingly warm for this time of night. The windows are rattling and shaking, and the clang of trashcans down the street tells me they're being blown over.

It is not a perfect storm -- it's more like a terrible storm! It's a storm to give you nightmares as you try to sleep through the blustery sounds. It's one of those nights where you'll dream of witches riding their brooms, or ogres with bloodshot eyes, clanging their chains.

But, then again ... maybe you're one of those people who's able to sleep through anything. Are you?

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MegL wrote on August 19, 2014, 1:47 AM

We live beside the sea, if you couldn't sleep through most storms, you'ld never sleep in winter, here. Though the biggest sound is often the big sea waves crashing over the promenade but that is surprisingly soothing.

suffolkjason wrote on August 19, 2014, 3:22 AM

We've only had one incident of sustained hurricane level winds in the UK in my lifetime (Oct 1987) - it wasn't forecast and I slept right through it! - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Storm_of_1987

bestwriter wrote on August 19, 2014, 5:07 AM

And to think that I went all the way to Christchurch, New Zealand to experience the simulated storm in Antarctica (lol) They did a good job with hauling winds, and snow all over. We had to stand firm on the ground not to get blown away.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on August 19, 2014, 6:43 PM

I don't sleep through storms. I've got to know what's going on.

DorothyGale wrote on September 2, 2014, 12:08 AM

Big storms at sea can be amazing ... and terrifying, too. If I couldn't live where I do, I think it would be fun to live near the ocean.

DorothyGale wrote on September 2, 2014, 10:37 AM

suffolkjason ... I had to smile when I read that you slept through the only hurricane in your area. You must be a very strong sleeper! :)

suffolkjason wrote on September 2, 2014, 10:46 AM

My wife would say that if I can sleep through my snoring, I can sleep through anything! :)