Like a quick burst of daylight filling my bedroom, the lightening startled me. The book I had been reading was still propped open on a pillow; I must have dozed off some time ago. A long slow rumble that built into a violent crack shaking the house followed the flash. I closed the book and tucked it under a pillow, then snuggled deeper into the duvet, pulling it in closer around me. The warmth enveloped my body and eased my suddenly tensed muscles back to a relaxed state. I inhaled deeply, the lingering scent of lavender from freshly laundered bedding permeated the room. I closed my eyes and focused on the sounds of rain drumming against the roof and windows. The glimmers of light, rumbles of thunder, and pitter-patter of the rain lulled me back into a dreamy slumber.
Let’s Get Emotional
My goal with the challenge this year is to use it as an exercise to write something focused on a particular emotion. I hope to convey that mood or feeling through word choice in the story. I welcome your feedback on what worked or didn’t for you in each piece.
Once upon a time...
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