natural empathy

copyright c e ayr

The Carrot Ranch Challenge:
In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by “Nature”.

Click here to hear the author read his words:

natural empathy

the day gives up her brightness
the sleepy sun smiles behind the hill
the tree shows off his profile
but the north wind decides to chill

the brisk waves are teased by gull wings
as they dance towards the lazy shore
and pebbles play their music
they rock n roll for evermore

the headland reaches out to restless sea
as though to stretch his muscles
a dry leaf tumbles through a gap
whispers and gently rustles

the rosy dusk now paints the sky
in the colour of my heart
pink and purple turn to black
now forever we’re apart

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7 Responses to natural empathy

  1. Norah says:

    Beautiful images.


  2. Beautifully written! Loved the descriptive detail. I also really enjoyed these lines: “and pebbles play their music / they rock n roll for evermore”


  3. A beauty, C.E., and fits the graphic perfectly. I loved the line “and pebbles play their music they rock n roll for evermore’; fabulous imagery. Well done, amico mio! 💫


  4. jenne49 says:

    What a lovely atmospheric photo to go with your words.
    You paint such an intricate and haunting word picture as the day darkens into the sadness.
    Beautiful – and sore.


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