A post on similes and metaphors for the term ascent.
"Describe a room in your house" One of my favourite spots in the apartment is the dining area. It's right off the kitchen and technically part of the same 'room' as the living area, but it's its own defined space, really. The dining table, with its four matching chairs, is a light coloured wood surface … Continue reading Writing Prompt 93: My favourite spot
"A piece of clothing you keep just for the memory" There's a dress hanging in my closet. Its colours red and gold. The bodice, sleeveless, is of red silk with golden oriental patterns splayed across it. The waist is a simple golden ribbon, sewn on by hand after the fact with clumsy and imperfect stitches … Continue reading Prompt 60
"The way the sky looks today" Spring seems to have finally landed in Vancouver. After months of rain and grey, today the city is graced with the bluest of skies. The sun is shining joyfully, inviting itself in through windows and caressing walls that had long forgotten its touch. There's a light haze hanging low … Continue reading Prompt 59
"Come up with every possible way to describe something as 'red', without using the word itself" The notebook was of a warm, vibrant hue. It blushed, somewhere between crimson and maroon, inspiring memories of fresh strawberries, bright peppers, and ruddy tomatoes. The colour of a rose, perhaps, not quite as deep as an apple, but … Continue reading Prompt 49
"Describe in detail an every day object - a piece of fruit, a water bottle, or your beat-up old wallet" The teacup sat neatly on the kitchen table, catching the midmorning light and holding it warmly. Like many teacups of its time, it was small and quaint, and had a small handle that would only … Continue reading Prompt 37
"Parades" People marching, mesmerized, all moving in the same direction, stepping at the same pace. Corralled by banners and observers that delineate the path the marchers must follow. Slow progress, allowing the audience to carefully absorb the celebration or the protest of those passing by. A chant? Perhaps. Starting at the front and rippling across the … Continue reading Prompt 36