Saturday, January 5, 2013

Simmering


The Trifecta weekend challenge: As you'll recall from your elementary science class days, the structure of the earth can be divided most simply into three sections: core, mantle, crust. Interpret the prompt however you wish - literal, metaphorical, or somewhere in between., in only 33 words. 


Art by Brenden Sanborn

She’s a crusty old curmudgeon
Snuggled deep within her satin mantle.
Someday someone will come along
To ignite the burning embers smoldering in her core
‘Til then she simmers beneath the many layers

19 comments:

  1. A classy piece:-)love the first line-lovely art complementing it!

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  2. Nice :) Really brought to life by the picture with it.

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    1. Thanks Dawn. The picture just happened to be posted on Facebook when I was pondering this prompt. Fit perfectly.

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  3. love it! And we both used CURMUDGEON in our pieces. :) So glad I wait to read until I write - love the synergy of trifectans.

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    1. Now, I'll have to go read yours because I try to do the same, altho sometimes I get great inspiration by the other pieces.
      dk.

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  4. This is great! Really creative take on the prompt. Love it!

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  5. This is a nice, neat, well-structured character portrait. Very well done, Donna!

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  6. I love the word simmers. It fits perfectly into the prompt and your words.

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  7. Fascinating story in so few words. I also love simmering here.

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  8. Oooh, watch out when those embers do ignite :) I like your take on the prompt!

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  9. I like this! I wonder who will ignite her? ;)

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  10. An intriguing character you "simmered" for this prompt! Nice!

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  11. Thanks to all for the comments. I'v been away all day so just now checking and I'm honored.
    dk

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  12. I like the "simmering" - just like a volcano, one never knows when the crust will crack, but there's little doubt it will.

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  13. We have that simmering deep inside, and sometimes it gets pushed back for too long. Beautifully written.

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