Describe in a Paragraph #5: Two Vulturine Guinea Fowl

Is an introduction necessary at this point?  You guys know what’s going on.  I trust you.

Out of the brush stepped two birds, although they only qualified as birds because they could not fit in any other category.  Their heads were leathery and almost reptilian, with small, almond-shaped eyes the color of garnets.  Each of the strange fowls had a beak of a dark sea-green color on the front of their heads, and a patch of short, fuzzy black feathers on the back, like a bad toupee.  Their necks were thin at the top, perfectly fitting for their tiny skulls, but as they traveled down they suddenly bulged out into a large, melon-shaped body.  The feathers on the rotund mid-section were bright blue and white vertical stripes, until you came towards the tail feathers, which were black with white speckles.  Where the wings began was impossible to tell, as they lay perfectly flush with the rest of the body and blended in with the dizzying colors.  They were Vulturine Guinea Fowls, and to this day I can’t decide if I think they’re ugly or not.

"What are you looking at?"

 

My apologies for being MIA recently.  I’m going to get back on the ball here pretty soon; I have a couple more drafts I plan to publish in a week or so.  ¡Hasta luego!

~Torrence~

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Describe in a Paragraph #4: Red leaves on snow

Hi everyone!

It’s been a while since I really created a post of my own, hasn’t it?  I thought maybe the re-blogs would help reassure everyone that I was still posting without me having to actually go through the process of writing a post… lazy, I know, but what can I say?  School has been crazy.

But now I’m on Spring Break, and for once I actually don’t have to go on some field trip or anything.  So, plenty of time to practice, read The Book Thief (I’m definitely writing a post about that book when I finish it!), write various things, and get ahead on homework (I know, I know, I’m that student, but in my defense, I know I’m going to be missing a lot of school later on for various events, and so I’m just trying to get ahead now so that when I get behind later I won’t perish).

So, here is the 4th installation of my Description series.  Definitely the series I have been able to keep up with the best.  I’m not sure if I like this description or not, but I have been keeping it in the drafts for too long, and it’s time to just let go.  If it’s corny, I apologize.  Sometimes you just have to throw stuff out there until you finally dig up the good stuff.

Without further ado (I know, I talk a lot), here is the picture:

"When the Leaves" by Ingrid Michaelson

I’m giving you the picture first this time. Just to shake things up.

The tempermental trees shed crimson red tears of defiance as Mother Nature tucks their roots under a soft white blanket of snow.  “We don’t want to go to sleep.  We want fall to last longer.  We want to wear our colors forever!”

“Nothing lasts forever, trees.  Now go to sleep, and when you wake up, you’ll have sweet fragrant flowers to wear.”

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Describe in a paragraph #2: The Sea Monster

Hello all!

Summer is my favorite season, for multiple reasons.  No school, no cold weather, cookouts, stars, fireflies, oh, and July 21st.  What’s July 21st, you ask?  MY BIRTHDAY!!!  😀  But you all already know how crazy I am about birthdays from my post in February.  So I won’t go through that spiel again.

I figured it was time for another Describe in a Paragraph post.  Partially because it’s been over two months since the last one.  Mostly because I feel compelled to post something but don’t have anything ready for publication yet.  Nothing better than a little description to get my creative juices flowing!  🙂

The Sea Monster (as described by himself):

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Describe in a Paragraph #1: The Bridge

I know it’s been a while, school has been keeping me incredibly busy.  In spite of all that, I have managed to get some writing in, and lately I’ve been working on describing things with brevity and clarity, so I thought it’d be cool to collect some pictures and then try to describe them as best as I can within a paragraph.  This is the first picture I chose:

DIAP1And this is the paragraph:

Out of the pale mist rose a bridge.  It towered where it stood, still as stone and yet breathing, pulsing with life— it had to be, to stand so grandly, to span over such a vast and mysterious space.  No dead thing could traverse such a bottomless chasm.  The concrete pillars glowed warmly under a sky churned with hughes of burnt yellow and orange.  The five graceful arches held on to each other and frowned at any who dared challenge the bridge they supported.  The bridge in itself seemed a stoic, loyal friend— the type who doesn’t say much, but you know they would leap in front of a train for you, and could probably stop it simply with the strength of their will.  The tiny, timid little houses and trees on either side of that canyon have no reason to fear, not with their iron giant standing there, holding their corner of the world in order.  The clouds pass over and the mist floats under and the light falls upon the bridge, and the bridge holds it all together.

Thoughts?  Questions?  Comments?  Truthfulness as well as respect is appreciated 🙂

~Torrence