A Snippet

>> 8.03.2009

Just a snippet, a prompted writing based on a line: "He was soon borne away by the waves and lost in darkness and distance." ~ Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Don't know where, or even if it's going somewhere yet.

Perfect timing, she thought. The sun had just appeared above the horizon. It looked like a big, golden Chinese lantern arising from the dark waters to light the day. And the sky was dressed in multi-color stripes hovering over an ocean that looked like a sheet of midnight glass. “Yeh, nothing like a little purple prose to start the day,” she said.

She focused her camera, double-checking the settings and exposures.

“That should be a good one,” she mumbled.

“Excuse me?” a male voice asked.

“Jeezus! Give me a heart attack, why don’t you?” The man had just popped in behind her like some ghost in a horror movie. “Hey, you are real, aren’t you?” she asked.

“Excuse me?”

Well, he has a nice voice even if his timing sucks.


dark wings 8/3/09, 6:33 PM  

I like...:)

Missy 8/3/09, 8:06 PM  

That is a tasty snippet I must say!! I just love the title of your blog

A.J.Johnson 8/3/09, 11:27 PM  

Grand snippet...and the story sounds very good.

lakeviewer 8/4/09, 9:39 PM  

Very interesting piece. Glad you found me. Now, we can encourage each other's efforts in creative pursuits.

Terresa 8/7/09, 11:54 PM  

That Shelley quote is lovely. As is the snippet!

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The name for this blog was inspired by a quote by Nietzsche, below.

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