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  • The scent of junk food assailed my nostrils, my rain-slick blond hair matted to my neck and shoulders, and my soaked white T-shirt, not just wet but blood-stained, did not go unnoticed by our patrons.


  • She sat down on the wet deck and wriggled her hips until the rain-slick wrist cuffs passed under her butt.

    Gideon’s war

  • The trumpet player, most jazz enthusiasts can probably figure out, was Clifford Brown who crashed along with pianist Richie Powell and Powell's wife on a rain-slick road outside Pittsburgh in June of 1956 and the drummer who couldn't bring himself to listen to that recording was Max Roach -- except that the story is probably not true.

    Larry Strauss: Can a White Guy Tell a Story as an African American Woman?

  • Color under her hands, the timber-colored wolf shifting into a human with lake-blue eyes and rain-slick hair.

    Teaser: Indigo's Book

  • The long line of rush hour traffic snaked its way down the rain-slick street as I glanced nervously at my watch.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive

  • Rob laughed, “Halloween,” and tucked her arm under his to walk down the rain-slick cobbles of the brae.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

  • On one occasion, the entire company managed to tumble down a rain-slick hill into a creek.


  • “Shhh,” she said, nosing blindly along his cheek, kissing the sharp corner of his jaw and then sliding her mouth down the pale rain-slick line of his throat.

    The Demons Covenant

  • The zom stepped toward Benny, reaching with its broken fingers, and still Benny was frozen into the moment, rooted to the rain-slick kitchen floor.

    Rot & Ruin

  • Tally touched the tether with her bare hand, feeling its rain-slick links.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet


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