A symphony plays across the heavens, at times beautiful, at times tragic. Tears of sadness and joy fall unchecked to soak into the listening earth. The audience is so enthralled they don’t mind or even notice.
The notes rise and fall, intertwined, and caressing those lucky enough to witness the masterpiece. The bass sweeps over the land in waves of pressure. The treble dances along, playful and haunting. The clefs work together and against each other producing a cacophony of discordant and harmonious tones.
As the end nears, the music reaches a deafening crescendo, forcing the world to pay attention, humbling those closest to the orchestra. The fierce instruments roar with life and death. The drenched land trembles and then throws its arms wide in jubilation as the final note fades to the horizon.
Silence follows, thick and heavy, crushing the world under its weight.
Then lightning flashes trying to forever capture the final moments of the performance and thunder claps with exuberance, demanding an encore that will never come.
Not sure what to say about this one. I saw the Inspiration Monday prompt and this is what came to me when I placed my fingers on the keyboard. What are you inspired to write with the below prompts?
There are none. Read the prompts, get inspired, write something. No word count minimum or maximum. You don’t have to include the exact prompt in your piece, and you can interpret the prompt(s) any way you like.
No really; I need rules!
Okay; write 200-500 words on the prompt of your choice. You may either use the prompt as the title of your piece or work it into the body of your piece. You must complete it before 6 pm CST on the Monday following this post.
THINGS YOU WISH YOU KNEW
JUST ONE MORE
39 thoughts on “playful and haunting”
Hmm. One of those is actually standing out to me. What to do, what to do…
Write it!!!!! 😀
I broke the rules this week. Whoops, I didn’t make it into the proper word count. That’s okay, though, because there are no rules! Hooray!
It’s the Calvinball of challenges?
Yes. Exactly. The first rule is there are no rules!
Beautiful, haunting, and raw.
Thanks, thanks, and thanks!
I really enjoyed the piece…written beautifully 🙂
Sounds like the storm we had the other night.
I miss storms like this… Maybe I’ll get a good one while I’m camping this summer.
This is some of the descriptive language that you make that takes my breath away! We had a storm like that yesterday, but at the time I was not appreciating it. You have changed my perspective.
Hey, look at that! All fancy with a gravatar. 😀
Glad I could help change your perspective a bit. We’ve been so dry here… I’d take any kind of storm we could get.
I love thunder storms and we hardly get them here. They are beautiful, energetic, and sobering. Beautifully captured here…
Yep! Growing up in the desert they were a rare treat we got a couple times during the summer… and then I’ve experienced some amazing ones while lost in the Sierra either camping or backpacking, but I’m a bit jealous of the people who get them regularly. I understand they can be terrifying and damaging, but… the power and beauty… totally worth it.
That could be a very racy parallel lol
What are you implying?
umm racy cause racy
ha i knew it!
Go ahead and take a bow. Might as well pat yourself on the back too. You deserve it.
Okay I’m so doing that!
Hey, hey, hey, not too much, Don’t hurt yourself.
I be gentle as I continueicus
I thought soicus. 🙂
How are you fairing today?
Tired. But, the coffeh is flowingicus. So, not too badicus.
Yay for coffeh!
When I read your comment that it just had to be done– I thought, oh no, he’s not going to do a VD story, is he? This is an excellent piece, very poetic. Lucy
Hahaha, no, no VD story.
Thank you, glad you liked it.
Not so silly this time, but no less enjoyable to read. Quite beautiful.
Thank you. 😀
Really made me think of a good rainstorm that, my dear Jester. Probably helped by the thunderstorm we had here yesterday afternoon.
I haven’t been in a good thunderstorm in a long time… over a year, maybe longer. And it’s been years since I’ve gotten to enjoy one from the comfort of my home. I usually only get them while camping in the mountains – where they are nice, but I have too many things to worry about to really get to enjoy it.
We just had the thunder and the lightning. It felt like there should have been rain, but there wasn’t, which was weird.
Oh! Oh! Oh!
I talked to Revis, and you are good to go whenever you want. Sorry, I was supposed to email you yesterday. Fail, on my part, again.
It’s OK, the killer donkeys have been fed today!! 🙂 😉