Stumbled across the phrase ''It was a dark and stormy night'' in Alexander Dumas', (Pere) The Three Musketeers. Perhaps the first of the now famous scene setting phrase.
Here is my latest dark and stormy night: ''Rainclouds clustered over Metro Detroit throughout the night leaving, at daybreak, a sullen day-night grayness.'' (From OF BREAD AND ANGELS.) There are some other scene setting dark and stormy nights out there. Surprise your bloggers with your favorite.