I have been waiting for this #FallWritingFrenzy contest since last year!
I LOVE Autumn, and this writing exercise is such a fun one. So…
Make sure to check out all the posts and read all the entries!
So, THE CHALLENGE: Write a fall-themed piece inspired by one of the several photos provided AND keep the word count to 200 words or less! Simple, right? I did it! 200 words!
Let’s just say, this year was fun. I hope you enjoy this year’s entry!
Happy Fall All!!!
Magic to Share
she likes her toes to wiggle,
in grass and mud,
over pebbles submerged and slimy that tickle,
against her bare skin—
the season crashes—
and waves of frantic froth and foam,
then — fade,
leaving her drenched,
with her still smaller handwoven in mine,
we unfold miles before the sun sets,
a bite of evening blushing our cheeks.
Toes tucked in—
snuggled deep in heavy boots,
we devour the musty snap of orange,
and fragile crackle of yellow—
freshly fallen underfoot.
Her whole face — beaming,
bright and blissful,
beneath the fuzzy fold of her hat
is awash in the imagination of—
where petrichor surrounds,
soft and sweet,
before swelling into rain.
With a skip,
and a twirl,
she pulls away,
to waltz and wander in the mist,
along the varied loops and lulls
on fences we pass.
Her exploration bends
when discovery finds,
her fingers dancing,
when touched, until—
they weave once more into the warmth of mine.
There is magic here in the fading light,
ours to share.