Free Write Friday: It was a dark and stormy night …

This is my first attempt at Kellie Ellmore’s Free Write Friday exercise.

Anything could happen.

No editing.

Here goes …

Stormy Night

It was a dark and stormy night. So I made chicken soup. Warm. Comforting. Soothinng. The sting of the darkness tempered by the comforts of broth. Easing my mind. Consoling my body. A flash of lightning. A burst of rain. Then falling down my window pane. Torrential, as the soup floods my rumbling stomach the waters soak the dry earth. Refreshed; revitalized; repaired. Another crash of thunder and my black cat stretches and yawns. Such a bore, the storm, he purrs. He seeks out his fluffy mouse and bats it mercilessly across the tile floor. A flash illuminates. The mouse is launched. The cat lunges. I laugh. The storm a backdrop, not a player. A game changer? A wake-up call? Isn’t that what the storms of life teach us? Get our attention? Wake-up! Wake-up lest you drown in a flood of your own tears …


Thanks for your indulgence …

Dorothy 🙂


Copyright Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013

18 thoughts on “Free Write Friday: It was a dark and stormy night …

  1. Welcome, Dorothy! So happy to have you joining us! And might I add, I felt a little like ‘Dorothy’ last night. lol 🙂

    I love how your piece forced me to read it slowly. Like I was sitting in your quiet kitchen, listening to the storm and sipping soup. Great dramatics to it, subtly. Love that.

    Thank you for writing for me and I hope you will do so again soon.
    ♥ Kellie

    • Hey, my pleasure. And thank you for your feedback. … Glad, like “Dorothy” you were able to endure the storm last night. I will be back to participate in FWF again. … Be well, Dorothy 🙂

  2. This is just what I like about prompts. You don’t have to write the most obvious thing!!! I really like this. I especially like the line “as the soup floods my rumbling stomach the water soaks the dry earth”. Fantastically interesting and active verbs. Well done.

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