Monday, December 03, 2007

The Five Senses and Writing...


The challenge for today's blog entry on the UE Author's Blog was to write a short winter scene (2 paragraphs), using the 5 senses. I love doing writing prompts for the simple fact that it gives me a chance to stretch myself. Flex my imagination. Maybe even learn something.

Here's my contribution:

Lindsey cupped her hands around her cold nose and expelled a breath. It did help to warm a nose she was certain would rival Rudolph's. Around her, snow---fresh two days ago---glittered in the brittle December sunlight. The Christmas tree lot wasn't doing a booming business today, but she didn't mind all that much. She loved moving amongst the trees, smelling their piney aroma and imagining each tree decorated lavishly.

The wind picked up a bit, and Lindsey fancied she could smell snow on the chilling air. Digging her hands deep into the recessed of her coat pockets, her fingers brushed the soft cashmere-y material of her gloves. Gloves! What a novel idea! They slid on easily, despite her hands being numb. A cloud covered the sun. And from somewhere distant, she could hear Christmas carols playing on someone's radio. All was right with her world.

So, can you count the 5 senses? If I did it right, you should be able to.

Now. Time for a cup of hot chocolate.

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