Use distinctive imagery to describe a situation where your character discovers something precious and delicate.
Consider the use of language with this prompt, and attempt to convey just how delicate their discovery is.
i am alive
not in this world
but perhaps in another
i close my eyes
and breath deep
in and out and over again
i let the butterflies land on my finger
flower petals falling in my hair
i let paradise take me away from the gray world
i stand in
i listen to the birds singing songs of bliss
they open their wings and fly
out into the great blue sky
soaring through clouds
and letting their feathers ...
without a care.
tamed but fierce
heart of steal
never breaking down my will.
It lay onthe grass, sparkling. It was crafted of gold and silver so fine Siofra felt as if it would shatter if she was to breathe on it. Fine fronds spun away gently from a central core like spider webs in the morning dew. She picked it up gently from one end as wings of woven metal draped themselves across her fingers. They flowed as if they were liquid. It was the most beautiful thing Siofra had...
When it’s cold I’m freezing
After a short run wheezing
The sun irritates my glands
I could never throw hands
To defend or sneak attack
The tangible sense of lack
When left alone in my mind
With aspirations streamlined
Sleepless nights turn into day
Beckoning another forged display
There in the pit of my weary soul
Left exposed by my ...
Bath water warm waves lapped at her toes. She arched her left foot and toed the metallic green fluid. Suddenly the liquid thickened into a tentacle and pulled her under. Babette snapped awake. She was in the narrow waiting area adjacent to the birthing center. Her son’s girlfriend had gone into labor a little early. Babette had Ubered straight to hospital when Remi called her with the news. That w...
Pages as light as feathers, extremely prone to tearing. Just one wrong move is all it takes to ruin this masterpiece. I’ve always loved books and to find one so old and in such good condition is a dream come true. It’s so delicate I need to wear gloves just to handle it and even then I don’t want to touch it, I want to just let it sit and preserve itself, but the temptation is too strong. I must k...
As I entered the pearly gates of the forest, the trees began to whisper. Long Droplet soaked grass folded underfoot, each blade bending to my will; branches hung low, brushed my wavy fringe back with delicate, finger-length leaves; the trunks, packed so closely together, surrounded me in a warm embrace, their rough barks brushing my t-shirt. No one tree stood rigidly straight, but tilted and wove ...
A small parcel wrapped in fresh, green leaves lies at the center of my doormat, dividing the word “Welcome” into two syllables. The stark contrast between natural and suburban is not lost on me. I lean down and gingerly press my fingers into the leafy wrapping. The contents give a little under my fingertips. The little parcel feels warm to the touch. I pick it up in my palm, making sure not to squ...
I used to explore the catacombs underneath the city. They held many wonders, some positive, most deadly. In my decade of exploring this underground passage ways, I’ve never seen a room like the one I’m about it talk about.
The door was different from the others around it, engraved with marking worn away over time, and as I walked into the room I noticed a desk full with clutter. Everything on the ...
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