Olympic National Park

Shine and dissolve that shadow I can no longer see, sweep under the bare branches of many trees

Photo by Jachan DeVol on Unsplash

PROMPT: when it rains, it pours

When it rains, it pours, and rainbows and narrows its sparkles. Just as thunderflashes are a final style of light, so too raindrops should be right. Those spots that have spent any amount of personal effort or time wiping themselves, and rough it against their bodies and breathing around them, to reveal blackness; shine and dissolve that shadow I can no longer see, sweep under the bare branches of many trees, fertilize the soil, and leave them, strange and alien as livid stains. Everything in these places passes through the searchlight and is drained of any number of colors, countenances, colors of its own.

In our retreat from the rushing sun, against the odds that only a gaudy, giant stood here waiting for himself to succumb to the power of its rain; and that the sun does not beat against its barrier, even though we are inside a moving bubble of no color at all, waiting for the sky to blot out the sun, which is dull silver, diamond, and ruby. There were diamonds and rubies and opals that made bridges for sailors’ cargoes and in which stalactites whose stones could grow the trees their great cactiens would be covered with splashes of colour from the swirling currents.

The mysteries of chaos are visited by all objects, but the eye can never pick out exactly what is falling down, and sometimes with extraordinary delicacy one may pick up a dead leaf and this out of the shadow of night—by light, sun, cloud, soot.


Editor’s Notes

Written by AI, using my multi-temp script, and using my postmodern fiction model, which is a fine-tuning of gpt-2 774M at around 290,000 iterations currently. Chosen from among the other recently generated stories by me, a human.


“when it rains, it pours”

Came from one of these places, which the script chose at random from a list of phrases:


Capitalized first letter. Removed a culturally insensitive word. Removed two unrelated short paragraphs from the end.


Title was human-derived by me in relation to the generated text

Plagiarism Checked

Plagiarism checked with Plagiarism-Basic against the dataset

GPT-2 Settings
default gpt-2-simple generator settings