The story “All Summer in a Day” is set on the planet Venus. Venus is a rainy planet, and the sun only comes for out one day every seven years.
The story centers around a group of schoolchildren who are living on Venus. The sun comes out for two hours for the first time in their lifetime.
It had been raining for seven years; thousands upon thousands of days compounded and filled from one end to the other with rain, with the drum and gush of water, with the sweet crystal fall of showers …
Margot is “a very frail girl who looked as if she had been lost in the rain for years” and the other kids isolate her because she has only been on Venus for five years, so she remembers the sun.
The children lock her up, and then the rain stops. The other children run outside.
It was the color of flaming bronze and it was very large. And the sky around it was a blazing blue tile color.
The children are excited. They feel that the actual sun is much better than “sunlamps” that they’ve had instead.
As the children are admiring the sun, it starts raining again, and they realize that they have still got Margot locked up.