Snowfall

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The first snowfall of the year and he’d sullied it. Scarlet drops continued to fall from the knife in his hand and land on the white blanket. The crunch beneath his feet as he trudged across the yard distracted him from the ringing in his ears. His heart thumped and a white cloud exuded from his nose as he exhaled. He hurried towards the shed, leaving a trail of tainted snow behind him.

As he opened the shed door he glanced at the distant hills, the sun peeked over the horizon radiating an orange glow across the sky. He stepped inside the shed, his boots thudding on the oak floor, and closed the door behind him. A beam of light burst in through a hole in the wall and bounced off the top of his metal-framed chair. He sat down, the knife still in his clenched hand, and stared at the closed door.

Prose for Thought

12 comments:

  1. Ooooh! I want to know more! Beautifully written and tantalising.xx #prose4T

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    1. Thanks hun. Really tried hard with this one. x

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  2. Ahhh kept me so intriguing and wanting more. You are so talented and creative. Great prose. #prose4t

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    1. Thanks. That's really nice of you to say. xx

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  3. That's real writing talent being able to write two paragraphs which hold the reader, make the reader want more while setting a very visual scene.

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    1. Thank you Kriss. It may sound daft but I spent ages going over it to get it just right. It's lovely to see that I've managed to grab readers. That's exactly what I was after. ;) Thanks for stopping by. xx

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  4. You can't leave it there!! Great writing though, I could feel myself leaning closer to the screen to see quicker what happened next! #prose4t

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  5. Wow! Stunning piece of writing lovely that conjures up a brilliant story. I too would LOVE to know more - brilliant thriller in the making there. Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought xx

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    1. Thank you Victoria. I may have to work on this one a little further and turn it into a short story. xx

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