FISH IN A BARREL

It's been raining like crazy all night, and you'd think if anything were to go out, it would be the power. Instead, it's the water. A pipe must have broken somewhere because when I turn on the faucet, all I get is a dry, choking sound sucking through the emptiness. God knows there's plenty of water coming down. I could put out a pan or something, to save it. But I won't. Because it's so much like real life to have all that water raining down and none in the house.