Dragons and laughter and the boiling blood of a mountain…that's what people saw in the last prompt.
What do you see in this one?
And hey, how are you?
What do you need?
Diversion? Focus? Company? Alone time? Would a writing challenge help, hm? I don't always write for the prompts I put up, but I think I'll challenge myself to write for this one, 100+ words before the weekend is out.
There's something about that swoop and the impressionist painterly feel of this, there's something about the evocative phrase a box for wishes that calls me.
How about you?
Writing The Week Was Not the Priority
For the first time in a long time we had very few prompt fills though part of that is me failing to tweet about it much, so below here is what was inspired by the dead mountain-captured
Kaliope goes to her knees and presses her hands against the ground. She gasps. “Oh, I can feel her! Her blood is boiling and it’s much closer to the surface than they thought. But there is something else, something cool and serene… I… I have never felt anything like it!”
Her hands start to glow as she focuses on the rock. Suddenly there is a loud crack and the ground splits under our feet. I stumble and almost fall, expecting hot lava to erupt from beneath. Instead there is a faint blue glow.
I kneel to get a better look. It’s scales. Scales the size of my bed. They are sparkling like blue gems, even in the faint light of our torches.
“What the fuck is that?”
“I think it’s a dragon!”
Tricks and swindles and swaps. Freebies and donuts and booze.
There are all sorts of things people use to capture other people, to lure them in but here's the thing that works no matter who or where, no matter gender or religion, no matter age or mood:
Joyous, raucous, giggling, ridiculous laughter of two or three or four or more people. It will get anyone, anywhere, anytime.
What's in your box of wishes? One of the things in mine is a wish for stories from you for the prompt above.
Hmm, I wonder if my wish will come true.
Take care, you, all right?