There are leaves outside, oak and maple, like scraps of brown paper torn from the string. I caught a chihuahua snuffling them till squirrels chased it away. The dog belonged to nine-year-olds walking past shouting May-Day in September. One, two, three kids; three-hundred leaves; one dog.
Breezes blow the leaf-dust high and sunlight shines in its spiral like a candle in the wind. He wrote the song this month, changed the words for her.
Gusts blew a red skirt and ashes of dreams, like brown paper torn from the string. We never knew what lay inside; still mourn its demise.
Prompts for Wednesday Writing Essentials September 22, 2010
- Mention something significant that happened on the day you write your gwwe piece. Find a listing of significant events here. Or tap your own resources.
- Include three seemingly non-important details such as the weather, the time the sun rose, the phase of the moon, the breed of dog or other animal that appears in your submission, etc.
- Use the phrase: â€œâ€¦one, two, threeâ€¦â€
- tag with gwwe
- submit by Tuesday, September 28th for inclusion in next weekâ€™s column
Elton John released the Diana tribute, â€œCandle in the Wind 1997,â€ on 22nd September 1997