There will Come Soft Rain

“There Will Come Soft Rain” by Ray Bradbury is a short science fiction based story focusing on a futuristic house dated August 4, 2026 which performed various task throughout the day.The day was suppose to be a good day for various reasons, “Today is Mr.Feather stone’s birthday,Today is the anniversary of Tilita’s marriage ,Insurance is payable, as are the water, gas, and light bills”(page1). Things took an unexpected turn causing the day to go from good to bad with the destruction of the house.

The house was once home to a family proof of photographs left behind suggested that , its almost like a disasters took place causing the family to abandon their home,”The house stood alone in a city of rubble and ashes.This was the one house left standing”(page1). The how now functioned by itself from allowing entry to only some creatures making to making breakfast. There were regulations towards the house intruders wasn’t allowed to even touch the house as if it was sacred. Even though Humans didn’t live in the house it was still a home for the animals that took over such as  Giraffes, Antelopes and lions.

“Mrs. McClellan, which poem would you like this evening”, asked the house waiting for a response but there were complete silence. Mrs.McClellan might have been a member of the family that previously lived in the house.When casualty strikes and the house caught on fire the animals tried their best to put the fire out but didn’t succeed.


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