I'm glad goosebumps are not in short supply or I'd have to start rationing mine.
You and your stories are making me go through in inordinate number of these little things, because you persistently insist on writing wee bits of magic when prompted with little more than some colours and an obscure image.
Will you do it again?
On Space Chickens and Lonely Lochs—Inspired Writing
Below are some quotes from last weeks lovelies, inspired by "Sudden Silence," and of course I'd love to include yours in next week's.
~ She is as old as this world, born in the very bones of the planet in fire and pressure. Recently a new species has been growing and expanding its reach. The oceans have become noisy and crowded. She retreats to an island where she finds a lake to her liking. She avoids the rivers where the Kelpies live. The water always tastes of malice and fear. But the lake is lovely.
~ The human explorers will, however, find a star map and they’ll believe that the Space Chickens traversed the great expanse of space only to reach this lonely death...
~ I’ve lived here always and so here I’ll pass the rest of my days. Though the water is long gone I still talk to my childhood friend. I walk round the dry bowl of Loch Ness and discuss dust and daydreams with the ghost of my beautiful beastie in the ghost of what was once her beautiful lake.
~ Haar saw the impact in the distance, just over the horizon somewhere, and then the heat of it reached her. It was as if a giant warm glove, one that fit her from heels to head, wrapped her up in its grip…The sudden silence made her ears ring. Then she knew nothing.
~ The sudden silence of an argument lost and won fell on the car like a boulder. Tired of driving and tired of talking and tired of her too for a devastating instant, there were words only meant for the time it took to snap them out, but once free they were never coming back. Words were not to be trusted.
I've munched much produce, drank a lot of water, got some exercise, so I think I'm well and truly stocked up on the raw materials for making goosebumps. I'm ready for your story.
I'm ready. Go.