July Fourth

When the explosions end and the colors drip from the sky, we grab our bikes and hit the trail, illegal after dark. Fireflies twinkle among wildflowers. Peepers sing from marshland. Nature celebrates earth. 

This was written for this week's Trifecta Writing Challenge: A 33 word free write piece.


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Writing in the Margins, Bursting at the Seams: July Fourth

Saturday, July 6, 2013

July Fourth

When the explosions end and the colors drip from the sky, we grab our bikes and hit the trail, illegal after dark. Fireflies twinkle among wildflowers. Peepers sing from marshland. Nature celebrates earth. 

This was written for this week's Trifecta Writing Challenge: A 33 word free write piece.


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12 Comments:

At July 6, 2013 at 9:17 PM , Blogger Jo-Anne Teal said...

Very nicely written; the 'colors drip from the sky' is a highlight :))

 
At July 6, 2013 at 10:44 PM , Blogger PurpleMoose said...

so reminiscent of sweet summers past.

 
At July 7, 2013 at 7:05 AM , Blogger Tara R. said...

Fireflies are the best fireworks... I miss them here in Florida.

 
At July 7, 2013 at 7:06 AM , Blogger Tom MacInnes said...

I like the contrasting celebrities; manmade vs. Nature. Lots of great imagery. The voice of the Land cries clearly, once again. Well done.

 
At July 7, 2013 at 10:17 AM , Blogger Kallan Annie said...

This evokes the summers of my youth beautifully. Beautifully written.

 
At July 7, 2013 at 1:12 PM , Blogger Suzanne said...

Beautiful! Love the imagery in this piece – and that last line is perfect.

 
At July 7, 2013 at 1:23 PM , OpenID trudgingthroughfog said...

Oh, brilliant! I'm with Tom - you described the contrasting celebrations beautifully.

 
At July 7, 2013 at 5:00 PM , Anonymous injaynesworld said...

I'll take Mother Earth's celebration any day. Lovely piece, Kelly.

 
At July 7, 2013 at 5:42 PM , Blogger Draug said...

What a lovely scene.

 
At July 7, 2013 at 7:33 PM , Blogger Debra said...

Sounds like the perfect 4th of July for a kid. I love fireworks and this sounds like me!

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At July 7, 2013 at 8:49 PM , Blogger Trifecta said...

This sounds like an amazing ride. I have to try something like that sometime. Thanks for linking up. Please remember to return for the voting!

 
At July 8, 2013 at 5:23 AM , Blogger Kir said...

Peepers sing...what a gorgeous way to say that.
it seems like the 4th is always a good time to celebrate our country, our freedom and our surroundings.

(I am currently reading your book..OMG! and it's so wonderful, your prose is lyrical.)

 

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