Glimpses

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Stormy (Trifecta WK25)



From the Trifecta Council Week 25 begins. This week's word is thunder.

thun·der noun \ˈthən-dər\

1: the sound that follows a flash of lightning and is caused by sudden expansion of the air in the path of the electrical discharge
2: a loud utterance or threat
3: bang, rumble

(Merriam Webster's online Dictionary)



Stormy

His voice was thunder on a day stripped of sound. Like a tank he rolled through people, casting stones at glass houses, and crunching through remains of scattered shards. A storm was brewing.







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32 comments:

  1. Very pretty, somehow, even though it's foreboding imagery. You're a good writer. :)

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    1. Thank you Amanda. I'll be glad when this particular character quits taking up my time ;-)

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  2. Fantastic description. This is a wonderful glimpse into a man's personality.

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    1. Thank you much for that trudgingthroughfog. Personality is the key to a character.

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    1. Me, too. And I always get out of his way! :)

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    2. ODNT I would, but he won't let me... damned guy keeps following me around lately.

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  4. Terrific through and through. I love the opening line.

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    1. Thank you Kelly, I love the challenge of getting the information in, in 33 words.

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  5. I like the juxaposition of his emotion to everyone else's.

    I've been hima nd I've been the victim of him. Eeerily relatable.

    excellent entry

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    1. Thank you Lance. I cannot say I have been him, but I can say I have calmed him, fed him, and faced him... more than once.

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  6. Nice. I like the description.

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  7. Very evocative! Reading it made me just a bit nervous about the trouble coming.

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    1. Then you have wonderful instincts Annabelle! :-) Thank you for reading.

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  8. Uh-oh! I do not want to be in his path. It is thunder like this that make me curl up in a corner and hide.

    This paragraph packs power.

    ~Imelda

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    1. Thank you ~Imelda. Nope, I am familiar with him, and I still want to move out of the path he's creating in my mind.

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  9. Nicely done! I would definitely hate to meet up with him! I really like how he is the one throwing stones at the glass houses--makes me think there might be more to him than just his anger.

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    1. When it comes to people, there is always more to them than meets the eye. Experiences lead to understanding (which varies for each person), which leads to expectations for future encounters... always more to them. :-)

      Thank you for reading Rachael.

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  10. Looks like he's on a warpath. I'd get out of his way! I especially like "casting stones at glass houses, and crunching through remains of scattered shards."

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    1. Feels like it too ;-) Smart woman you are Janna!

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  11. Better be careful around him today. He's on some sort of war path. Strong words. Could feel him coming.

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  12. I know this guy too, your description was spot on.

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  13. In reading this through a second time, I especially like the day stripped of sound. It seems like the silence is demanded by his presence. Good piece.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, he has a tendency to take over a room, especially when he's storming through.

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  14. Too good! That literally transported me back to Parris Island for a minute, not to mention my childhood before that. Two very different storms. One that destroyed, and the other that rebuilt.

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    1. I like that contrast of having one destroy, and one rebuild. Thank you so much t.

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  15. Incredible! I think everyone knows someone like this and your poem makes vivid the memory, transporting your reader. Simply incredible!

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    1. Thank you Michael. He does seem to be a very familiar character in people's lives.

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