I live in Los Angeles, land of sunshine and blue sky. As I write this, though, the sky is overcast with variations of grey. Throughout the day dark clouds move overhead and drop rain for a few a moments, then move on. There is weather here. There are wind storms, heat waves, cold spells but mostly the weather is tame. May Grey turns to June Gloom, the morning skies dependent on the temperature of the Pacific, the marine layer, the fog.
What does mild weather do to a person? How does weather mirror us? Who are the people who live in the tornado belt? What happens during a long, cold, snowy winter? Where do you find shelter during a torrential rain? When is the first time you saw hail? What was happening that day, that week? How is wind formed and tunneled through mountain passes? What happens when a low pressure system meets a high pressure system? What happens during an El Nino year, a blustery day, a blackout during a heat wave?
Entropy seeks submissions for a new Sunday series, “On Weather.” We are looking for essays, prose poems, possibly even fiction in which the weather plays a role, either in the forefront or background. While we are open to any style or form, for this particular series we are leaning more toward the essay form.
Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “On Weather.”