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.