She just couldn’t figure out what that something was. Had it risen from the cooling embers when she turned and reached for her fleece?
Besides the chill that launched goosebumps up her back, spread them across her neck, and down her arms, a wave of fine hairs saluted the intruder from places she never thought were populated by even the finest follicles evolution had ever inspired.
Dark, swirling fingers curled around her waist. Looks like smoke, she thought.
It spiralled up, up, upward toward her chin. Smells like smoke.
But smoke does not stop short, about-face, and backtrack to your heart.
Her gaping eyes ducked for cover beneath tightly cinched brows as that something squeezed hard enough to clench her teeth and long enough to spark a blackout.
The writing prompt suggested an eight line poem, but I got a little side tracked. I invite you to do the same, not necessarily get side-tracked, but to write to the prompt and share your 8-8-8 in the comments or in a link to your site.
My 8th line is from a middle grade novel, Skulduggery Pleasant Book 1 by Derek Landry
“She’s twelve. He’s dead. But together they’re going to save the world. Hopefully.”
Ahhhh…to be twelve again! I’m sure I would have loved this series.
(Greg Pattridge! This may be one for Always in the Middle [middle grade book reviews])
Looking forward to enjoying your creation. ❤ Be Well Dear Reader ❤
Already done! My Skulduggery Pleasant review: https://gpattridge.com/2018/10/14/skulduggery-pleasant/
Good one, too! It would have hooked me. Must have been before I followed you. Be well 🙂
“And Eve gave birth, not in painful labour but in great wonder.” Anastasia book IV
Now that is a line to ponder! ❤ ya Oona
You had fun with this, I can tell! Lots of fun wordplay.
Ahhh, you read me so well, Susanne 🙂
Oooh I want to read more!! I love middle grade and YA books. 😀
I did have the middle grade I’m working on in mind when I wrote this. Getting through the first draft has been a slog so you might have to wait a while, Lyn 🙂 But thanks for the nudge to get back at it! You be well!
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LOL as my mum would say, “Oooh don’t keep me in suspenders.” 😀
Ohhhhh…I like that ❤
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Thank you Saania 🙂