On a dark and stormy night... The beginning might be a cliché, but the rest doesn't have to be.
And here's my outcome:
First of all, this isn't my window and these aren't my curtains, but behind, that WAS a true sky outside of my living room window!
I wasn't in the mood of writing another fairy tale or a scary story to be told in front of a campfire. Unfortunately I don't have to tell a classical 'On a dark and stormy night' story with a personal touch ... at least no one that hadn't to be rated! Instead I wrote about a very personal dark and stormy time, that's why I used the blurs.