I’m very busy these days – yeah, I know, as opposed to what? – so I’m mixing today’s drabble with another thing I’ve got to write – otherwise known as the Absolute Write Water Cooler Blog Chain. More on that at noon today but this month’s prompt is to write a description: no dialog, no action, just the description. That’s what I’m reusing for you guys.
Remember how it works?
- Read the prompt and find your angle.
- Write a drabble (100 words story, give or take five words).
- Post a direct link to your drabble in the comments (or, if you don’t have a blog, just go ahead and post your drabble in the comments).
- In the post on your blog, make sure to link back to this post.
Today’s prompt is: Scenery!
And the extra challenge for points no one keeps track of: take a peculiar angle for your description!
Here is my drabble for last week’s prompt. I’ll post today’s drabble at noon.
I’m looking for something that no one ever finds. Too fleeting, perhaps, or it just can’t be bothered enough to care. Some people think they found it, but that’s it cleverly deciding to show up and leveraging our pride.
Then it disappears again and, thinking it catchable, we launch ourselves in pursuit.
Like mad people.
Yet, my mind breathes out the clutter, hoping – always in vain – that it’ll hold up to its name so I can grasp it and anchor it by my desk. While it may be one percent of genius, all I ever uncover is the perspiration part.
June 20th, 2011 at 6:18 am
Like trying to swat in the dark the fly on the nose . U know it is there:-)
June 21st, 2011 at 5:55 am
June 20th, 2011 at 8:37 am
A new system. Have bought a notebook (a real live paper one!) and wrote my contribution while I was having lunch…
June 21st, 2011 at 5:59 am
I always have a notebook in my purse. I just like the feel of writing on paper.
June 20th, 2011 at 12:46 pm
[…] I finally decided to write a… errr… descriptive story!? It’s kind of full of action and yet nothing really happens. Anyway. I made it a drabble (story of a hundred words) because Monday is Drabble Day here. […]
June 20th, 2011 at 1:49 pm
Inspiration? Creativity? An idea? Love? ;o) Nice drabble! It sparks the imagination.
June 21st, 2011 at 6:07 am
So many questions! 😉
June 21st, 2011 at 6:08 am
Nice Drabble Aheila! I was wondering when you’d get round to posting it. 😉
Here’s my drabble for scenery:
June 21st, 2011 at 6:18 am
Yeah, I know! You know my life; it goes crazy!
Did you deactivate the comments on your blog? I don’t have any buttons or window to comment on your drabble (same thing as last week).
I like the angle you chose. It provides a strong contrast and a good twist. 😉
June 21st, 2011 at 8:30 am
Just right for an out-of-body experience!
Yes, no buttons for comments.
June 21st, 2011 at 6:11 am
[…] Drabble Day Challenge. I think I earn bonus marks on this one. From Aheila’s Blog: […]
June 21st, 2011 at 8:47 am
ok, i put mine up.
good morning! (from my time zone)
June 21st, 2011 at 5:22 pm
Read and commented!
June 21st, 2011 at 8:49 am
ps your seek reminds me of how i wake up in the morning…
June 21st, 2011 at 5:22 pm
Me too! 😉
June 21st, 2011 at 9:50 am
June 21st, 2011 at 7:42 pm
Read and left a comment.
June 21st, 2011 at 10:47 am
I couldn’t think of something peculiar/strange … brains are a bit out-of-order … here goes my non-peculiar scene …
June 21st, 2011 at 7:49 pm
I liked it a lot!
June 21st, 2011 at 1:26 pm
here’s another one from me:
June 22nd, 2011 at 2:54 pm
Nice drabble, Aheila!
Here’s mine: Steel
June 26th, 2011 at 8:02 pm
Left a comment!
June 23rd, 2011 at 11:19 am
Oh…really makes you think…there are so many things it could be that are just out of reach or just around the next corner…you just have to keep looking!
June 26th, 2011 at 7:58 pm