Word of the Day:
1. a small stream; brook; rivulet.
2. a small channel, as for water.
Everything was dry: Parched grass was fighting death, eking out whatever moisture it could get from the baked earth. Nearby, the once-swollen river had been reduced to a pitiful runnel, barely protesting its fate to shrivel up like its surroundings. A single tree in the distance drooped, heavy under the weight of August heat.
I gave in. Flopped onto the hard ground. Shut my eyes.