All characters in this publication are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
Copyright © 2009 Odette C. Bell
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Odette C. Bell
Rooftops and Rain
The rain fell from above in a light wave. It spattered over her heavy overcoat, which almost dwarfed her diminutive form, as Mira made for the pavement. The grey sky pressed against the buildings above her as it shed its load. The rain agitated the dirt that caked the storm drains and gutters, and permeated the air with a sodden musty aroma. Mira screwed up her nose and finally skipped lightly onto the dry pavement under an awning, her long dark-brown hair sticking against her back from the rain.