#FWF Free Write Friday: Word Bank …

Welcome to another #Free Write Friday exercise from Kellie Elmore.

This time Kellie provided a bank of words. We could either integrate all into our free writing or select one and work with it.

Lazy … rain … perspective … glint … sombre … trinket … static

I enjoyed the challenge of using them all. πŸ™‚

And I will be honest … I edited a little at the end, but the essence is pure FWF. πŸ˜‰

Happy reading!


RainPenelope was feeling lazy. A glimpse at her old alarm clock (you know the kind — brass with hands that point at numbers and an alarm bell stationed on top) told her it had just turned 8:45 a.m.. She yawned and stretched and sank her head deeper into the down pillow beneath it, and closed her eyes. Penelope loved the sound of the rain against the window pane, a sound which always seemed amplified when she stared into her eyelids. She wasn’t particularly fond of the grey-coloured sky. How could the steady sound of cleansing rain feel so soothing while the dark, ominous clouds from which it descended weigh so claustrophobic? She sighed. It was all a matter of perspective, of course. Some people hated everything about rain but she, somehow, was able to see the bright side of it. Rain quenched the thirst of flowers, and flowers were beautiful. Besides, a break in the deluge and a gap in the clouds always offered a glint of hope for sunnier times to come. Flowers needed sun too. It was a balance. There had to be balance. Too much or too little of anything led to heartache. Heartache led to a sombre outlook on life. Penelope could never tolerate such a state. She opened her eyes and reached to feel her favourite Labradorite pendant attached to a silver chain around her neck. It was more a charm than a trinket, for it reminded her thatΒ though the perspective of her life might shift depending on the play of light and shadow, her essence, like the shimmering layers of this beautiful irridescent stone she loved, remained constant, but never static. There was a difference.



Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy πŸ™‚


Copyright Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013

10 thoughts on “#FWF Free Write Friday: Word Bank …

  1. Beautiful, Dorothy! You’ve written a wonderful little story using the word list provided.
    On the subject of rain, during my years as a construction superintendent, I hated it. Then later on, living on a lake which the level of was dependant on rain, I prayed for rain.

    • Thank you, Charles. … Our perspective changes depending on where we are in our lives. I pray for rain for a healthy crop of hay so my horse can eat and stay healthy. πŸ˜‰

  2. Just lovely, I love the rain and it’s the hardest thing to get out of bed in the morning when the rains is pattering on the roof and windows. I really loved the ending…that her essence remained constant! πŸ™‚

  3. That was a lovely read. Thanks. I like how the character explains why she like rain. After living through a drought I can relate to her sentiments.

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