the rainy day

Optimize this story by reducing the word count: It was a dark and stormy night. The wind was howling and the rain was pouring down. A flash of lightning illuminated the sky, followed by a loud thunderclap. In the middle of the road, a car had broken down. The driver was trying to fix the engine, with his young daughters’ driving his car but he had no luck. He decided to call for help, but his phone had no signal. He felt hopeless and scared. with PC Richard trying to stop the weather oh dear he said this rain can’t go on for ever our garden’s ruined just then his neighbor arrived i will smash your window with your helmet he said firmly PC Richard said to himself PC Richard you are silly