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"It's too humid for lightning," Todd said with considerable authority. He walked back in from his balcony.

"Is that really part of the equation?" I asked.

"I don't really know."

Carpe Diem: Field-dividing wind or "nowaki"

On like an apple

This prompt concerns a strong windstorm that can occur in autumn. I found it hard to get started on this one, I think because cold winds are much more depressing and frightening to me than any other kind of storm. Not fit weather for living things. I decided to go with a memory of the clean up after a very strong windstorm, a tornado, passed near our farm when I was growing up.

the next morning the old tree lay broken in two violated by wind

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