It’s been quite some time since I’ve participated in an Absolute Write Water Cooler forums‘ blog chain and I’ve picked quite the month to get back to it.
This month’s prompt goes as follow: “Write a location description, and make us feel as if we are there. No dialogue, no introductory comments, just a location. We’re the tourists, you’re the guide.”
At first, I thought I could grab something from one of my WIPs. The search led me to realize that I don’t do pure description. At all. I mean, there might be a couple of sentences here and there but most of the information about the environment and characters is shared through the action.
Which isn’t bad, per se, it just doesn’t work for this prompt.
I finally decided to write a… errr… descriptive story!? It’s kind of full of action and yet nothing really happens.
I made it a drabble (story of a hundred words) because Monday is Drabble Day here.
So yes, drabbler, you’re at the right place for this week’s story, and AWers, feel free to drop by every Monday for a low-pressure writerly start for your week. *shameless self-promotion off*
Without further ado, here is my description!
The undertones of the running river complemented the melody of rustling leaves. A hart’s hooves thumped as it galloped in the meadow, playfully beating the bass drum to the cricket’s hi-hat. Frogs blues-ed the tune. Birds chirped in harmony, back vocals to the eclectic symphony.
And the opera smelled of the chlorophyll brought to life by the sweet embrace of leaves and morning dew. The four o’clock flowers slowly left the floor and the other blooms readied for their dance. They swayed with the wind, intoxicated by the growing warmth.
As the sun rose, the dissonance and left feet returned.
Here are the other participants in the chain. Check them out!
orion_mk3 – http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com (link to this month’s post)
juniper – http://www.katjuniper.com/ (link to this month’s post)
LadyMage – http://www.katherinegilraine.com/ (link to this month’s post)
dolores haze – http://dianedooley.wordpress.com/ (link to this month’s post)
jkellerford – http://jennykellerford.wordpress.com/ (link to this month’s post)
Ralph Pines – http://ralfast.wordpress.com/ (link to this month’s post)
AuburnAssassin – http://clairegillian.com/ (link to this month’s post)
pezie – http://www.erinbrambilla.com/ (link to this month’s post)
Inkstrokes – http://drlong67.wordpress.com/ (link to this month’s post)
WildScribe – http://DionneObesoBlog.com/ (link to this month’s post)
Guardian – http://daewrites.blogspot.com/ (link to this month’s post)
Lyra Jean – http://lyratorres.wordpress.com/ (link to this month’s post)
egoodlett – http://wordlarceny.blogspot.com/ (link to this month’s post)
cwachob – http://www.corriewachob.blogspot.com/ (link to this month’s post)
Aheïla – Guess what? You’re here!
Robbi Sommers Bryant – www.robbibryant.blogspot.com
TheMindKiller – http://www.jabberwocky.ws/
Irissel – http://irissel.blogspot.com/
xcomplex – http://www.arielemerald.blogspot.com/