It Rained All Night

It Rained All Night: the Countdown Continues

Not long now until It Rained All Night will be released. And today’s question is; can you fall in love with someone you’ve only met IRL once?

Henrik is convinced you can’t. But if you text or talk to someone every day, surely you can fall in love with them? I know you can make real friends that way, so why would falling in love being any different? What do you think?

It Rained All Night; can you fall in love with someone you’ve only met IRL once?

He was funny and thoughtful, and it didn’t take long until texting him daily was a regular part of my routine. Until I started expecting “good morning” messages with a picture attached of him contorted in one of the harder, fancier yoga poses. Until I started needing to chat with him for a few moments at the end of the day to unwind. Until he was the one I wanted to confide in, until he was the one I started to turn to when something important was going on.

Until he was the one I fell—

I push away the thought before I can complete it. It’s not possible to fall in love with someone you’ve only met once. It’s not.

Quote from It Rained All Night


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In 1992, I went to see The Cure live. And in honor of Robert Smith, I’d teased my hair to make it look like his, painted lipstick outside my lips and blackened my eyes just like his. Let’s just say that I’m happy there were no cell phone cameras in 1992. 😍

You strangle me, entangle me
In hopelessness and prayers for rain
Prayers for rain

More goodies tomorrow, make sure you come for a visit 🙂


Can a chance meeting in the rain change someone’s life? 

Meeting someone who can make him stop going is an eye-opener for Henrik. The man, Mikko, is his complete opposite, a steady rock in the wild rainstorm that is Henrik’s life, but the connection between them is both unexpected and instantaneous. Their encounter only lasts a few minutes, but before they part, they exchange phone numbers.

They live far away from each other, but soon they text and call daily, until Mikko is Henrik’s dearest friend and most trusted person. But a late-night question on the phone has Henrik re-evaluating his feelings. It’s impossible to love someone you’ve only met in person once…right? 

Is the connection Henrik and Mikko forged long distance enough to sustain them when they meet again? And will their love be strong enough to give them the happily ever after they deserve? 

M/M contemporary / 7673 words