We lay once beneath the clouds
but now I've lost the sky.
Youn handed me an ice-cold drink
and now my throat stays parched.
I ran my fingers through your hair
which cost mey sense of touch.
With you I watched my first sunrise --
that's how I lost the sun.
From one of the Cinder books (didn't record which one, unfortunately) by Marissa Meyer
Disc 2, Track 8
"She wet her parched lips...."
From Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
Audio disc 6, chapter 11
"I was interested in the weather forecast. We hadn't had a drop of rain since that double rainbow hailstorm back in January, and the whole world was looking parched. When you walked by a tree or a bush it just looked like it ached somehow."From Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
"I try to say Who's there? but it catches in my throat, which is parched, and I make a little croak instead."From Alliance: The Paladin Prophecy #2 by Mark Frost
"Her lips were chapped and she sounded parched."
From Sepulchre by Kate Mosse Disc 2, near the beginning
"His cheeks grew hollow and his skin transparent; his brown eyes were dulled, permanently blood-shot; his lips withered and parched."
From The Janus Stone by Griffiths
"But then the moment passes and Hennessey says briskly, "I'm parched. Do you fancy a cup of coffee?"
From Twisted Innocence by Terri Blackstock:
"Kathy took in the sight of Michael like a parched desert traveler."