The challenge is to write three paragraphs, though you can choose to write more or less if you wish — the goal is to get you watching closely, observing, and collecting people, places, and things to use in your creative writing projects. You are that person, and your beloved face, at that instant, is for … Continue reading Weekly Writing Challenge: Person, Place, Thing
Dolomites ~ Dolomiti ~ Dolomiten The Dolomites are an alpine mountain range of North-Eastern Italy, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. It is said that part of the Dolomites are the last genuine wilderness left in Western Europe. The North-Western part of the range lies in the autonomous province of Bolzano-South Tirol, itself … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: April 4, 2013 ~ Dolomites
The declining sunlight casts long shadows on the meadows, trees and rocks magically elongated over the sensual curves of the valley. The little cross is hidden from view, not far from our path, but few walkers know it is there. It’s almost our secret, a tiny haven nestled at the foot of the magic mountain, … Continue reading #FiveSentenceFiction: Détour
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Ascent I leave the village early, silent still, only older people attending mass at this hour. The sound of bells resonates like crystal up and down the narrow valley. I can hear the stream rushing all the way down to the river, far away: icy water polishing ancient rocks. Boots hit the shiny pebbles … Continue reading #BlogMeMaybe: May 15 – May I tell you something about myself?
They crossed the plateau, stopping from time to time to admire the alpine plants hiding in the crevasses of the ancient ground. Pools of clear rain water glistened between rocks. Marmots came out in the open to observe them. They walked quietly, stopped on a small ridge, admired the line of peaks, so close now, … Continue reading The Cliff