For the second year I decided to participate in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. Each April bloggers write for 26 days (Sundays off). Each day is a consecutive letter of the alphabet.
Many bloggers post on a theme such as poetry, photography or an aspect of writing.
This year, since my poetry and very short fiction, The Bench, published, I thought a preview would be appropriate.
Today is April 1st and I’m not fooling, we start with the letter A.
The water barely rippled as she entered. Her naked body gleamed like marble in the moonlight; stars trailed across the bright sky, reflections danced in the calm water.
She had left the man’s bed following her whispered confession. Later his face had frozen in grief.
“I will miss you.”
In silence she made her way down the path strewn with autumn leaves, the colours dulled in the darkness.
Pondering his fate her lover buried his cheeks in moist arms and soaked shirt cuffs.
Star light still governed the heavens; he found the path still cluttered with debris.
The water barely rippled as he entered to join her.
Some of you might notice this is a Drabble (a story in 100 words). Actually it’s 107 words since the prompt does not count.
A writing prompt could be a single word, a short phrase or a photograph. It’s simply a topic, or focal point, around which a fiction writer, or poet, starts jotting down ideas that may lead to a complete story or poem.
Many of the pieces contained in the collection were inspired by a prompt.
Ardently looking forward to your A posts 😀
What’s the shortest story you ever wrote?