And in my universe it darkened as cloud covered almost all the sky. There was a sudden flash, as lightning speared the earth, once, twice, three times. But no rain fell.
A rumble of distant thunder announced my entry into Lastwailing Wood. Flashes of lightning made the shadows of trees spasm and jerk.
I pushed my way through brittle branches and they snapped as I passed by. Many of them tore the skin on my face and my bare arms as I went deeper into the forest, but I felt nothing but the tickling of blood escaping down my skin.