There Will Come Soft Rains

Updated: 8/31/2021
There Will Come Soft Rains

Storyboard Text

  • August 4, 2026, Empty house
  • "Today is August 4, 2026, in the city ofAllendale, California.""Today is Mr.Featherstone's birthday. Today is the anniversary of Tilita's marriage. Insurance is payable,as are the water, gas, and light bills."
  • Time pause
  • R.I.P
  • "Tick-tock, seven o'clock, time to get up!""Seven-nine, breakfast time, seven-nine!""Eight-one o'clock, off to school, off to work, run, run, eight-one!""Nine-fifteen, sang the clock, time to clean."
  • Burning House
  • "Fire, fire, fire!"
  • The five spots of paint - the man, the woman, the children, the ball- remained. The rest was a thincharcoaled layer.The shadow run inside the house.
  • Soft rain
  • Help, help! Fire! Run, run!
  • The dog frothed at the mouth, lying at the door, sniffing, its eyes turned to fire. It ran wildly in circles, biting at its tail, spun in a frenzy, and died. It lay in the parlor for an hour.Two o'clock, sang a voice.Delicately sensing decay at last, the regiments of mice hummed out.
  • August 5, 2026
  • A falling tree bough crashed through the kitchen window. Cleaning solvent, bottled, shattered over the stove. The room was ablaze in an instant!
  • A tragic nursery rhyme, a dozen voices, high, low, like children dying in a forest, alone, alone.One, two, three, four, five voices died.
  • Smoke and silence. Among the ruins, one wall stood alone.
  • "Today is August 5, 2026, today is August 5, 2026, today is..."