Friday, March 25, 2011

Flash Fiction Fridays: "Springtime"


It's experiment time again for today's flash fiction piece. I was looking at my computer wallpaper and decided to try my hand of a more poetic prose type flash fiction piece or something like that. We'll see how it goes.




Springtime

A warm breeze's kiss banishes winter's frigid chill. Violet pebbles crackle underneath my bare feet. Golden puffs of flowers bloom and open wide-eyed toward the fading sunlight. A light sweet scent coils around my head. Sluggish bees lug pollen-laden legs to the hive. The taste of rebirth and life dances along my tongue. I tilt my head toward the color-changing sky. Sunbeams set behind me while Artemis's silver orb rises upon the horizon with a heavy belly. While I cross under the plant canopy, the wind lifts yellow and white petals. Their silky softness brushes along my skin like a lover's caress. I smile and walk alone into moonbeams.

12 comments:

Aubrie said...

I LOVE this! But you knew I would. I'm such a frilly poem writer myself. :)

Lydia K said...

This cheers me up since it snowed last night. Sniff.

Thanks for brightening my day with some beautiful words.

Terri Talley Venters said...

I love your writing, Cherie. Impressed how you describe so vividly with so little words. I can't wait to have you as a guest blogger!

L'Aussie said...

Cherie I love this piece. I love flash fiction full stop.

Your descriptions are great. There is so much imagery. Do I hear a wish for Spring?

I've been cruising reading some of your other posts too. I've learnt a lot. It's great to immerse ourselves in the style we want to write in and I'm glad you were inspired by Revis' book.

Denise<3

Summer Ross said...

You have some terrific description in this- Im love the very last sentence!

Cherie Reich said...

Thank you, Summer!

Will Burke said...

We're a ways from bare-foot walking here, but I enjoyed the optimism ;)

Cherie Reich said...

Thank you, Will. We're still a ways from bare-foot walking too. Soon, soon. :)

Susan Fields said...

Very nice! We got several inches of snow here today, so I needed some springtime thoughts. :)

Ruth Teal said...

I like your blog! I'm following you and I am also taking part in the A-Z Challenge, I look forward to seeing your entries. RuthieTootieWishes

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Your writing is beautiful. We got a few inches of snow last night. I'm really excited for spring. If it will ever get here! :)

Cherie Reich said...

Thanks, Ruth!