Friday, May 6, 2011

Flash Fiction Blogfest Time! "Ride"


That's right! Today is the day for my Flash Fiction Blogfest. Find other participants here


"Ride"

Hooves strike the ground in a syncopated beat, and a startled bird flits between trees. The wood nymph leans over the unicorn’s flesh. Her breath jars from her body with each graceful footfall. Flowing hair tickles her bare back and knots itself within the breeze. As night settles upon the forest, shadows creep toward the two legends. Her heart beats with his.

In the ride, they are one.

He leaps over a fallen log. Legs tighten, and her fingers weave through his silky mane. A soft snort floats from his nostrils, and she laughs, melodious and musical. Silver light and leaf shadows decorate the forest floor. Shades of dark green, blue, and black blur and smudge as if paint smears on a canvass. Mossy dirt and sweat permeates the air.

Her lungs drink in their gallop. The native woods dance upon her tongue, sweet with a bitter aftertaste. They’re drunk in their glory.

“Faster, forever faster.” Her words flicker in her companion’s ear like the crack of a whip.

They fly into darkness, shadows nipping at the unicorn’s hooves.

15 comments:

Aubrie said...

Beautiful! I could feel the silky mane in my own fingers as I read it.

:)

Have a great weekend, Cherie!

Donea Lee said...

Great descrips! There's a very dreamy quality to this ~ :) Thanks for hosting the blogfest and have a wonderful weekend!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Oh I like this! Anything with unicorns is. :)

Janel said...

I love your lush descriptions! I can just smell the forest. :)

Christine said...

That was fantastic! Excellent description. I wrote something, but it's sort of rough. At least I got a chance to participate! ^_^

J.C. Martin said...

What gorgeous imagery! I didn't want the story to end!

Kittie Howard said...

So vivid! The forest was real! I was right there and didn't want the ride to end! Great job!

Summer Ross said...

This has some fantastic sense details which really pull the reader in.

Have a terrific day and thanks for hosting the blogfest!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Beautiful active imagery. I can feel the wind in her tangled hair as she gallops through the forest.

Cher Green said...

Beautiful image!

Rebecca Dupree said...

"Shadows nipping at the unicorn's hooves..." Ohhh, awesome!

MJ said...

lovely! I wish I could have participated since I was talking about flash fiction today :) but I had prior commitments that kept me from writing in depth today!

stu said...

You've really captured the moment here.

Lisa Potts said...

Wonderful entry from a beautiful blog host. I particularly liked the line about the horse's mane.

Sonia said...

Such pretty pretty imagery! I love unicorns.