Monday, 4 April 2011

D is for.. (and A and B and C!)

D is for... Daring
The dive was dauntingly ambitious. The turbulent waves below called mockingly as if in challenge to the pale soft flesh above. Thoughts ran in circles around her head, as unable to be still and silent as the relentless tide below. Strong fingers run through cropped short hair and rub salty breezes from open glazed eyes, the horizon did not seem so far away. One small step towards the invincible line that ruled all. One small step. The air rushing around snapped material tightly around her figure, whipped her hair like rats tails against her tightly squeezed eyes. Scrunched toes met icy oblivion, biting at her limbs. Her eyelashes darkened as water pervades through to open glazed eyes. A pull on strong muscles defeating the thick density of the foe, a gasp of precious air. Breakthrough.  
C is for... Command
Thick black smoke pervades through invisible sustenance.
Delicate pastel flowers surround an exhausted, great, felled oak,
Dancing flames lick and char, while playful rain runs paths on leaves.
Gentle winds and earthy allure play divine games across humble lands,
When roaring flame and surging seas take their cruel command.
B is for... Bumble Bee
Buzzing bumbling bumble bee, 
busy bumbling by.
By buzzing, bees boast big bristles,
brushing, blushing bluebells.

I wanted to see if I could write something using only Bs!
A is for... Aardvark
The poor little Aardvark is so readily scorned,
The first in the dictionary, and so often adorned
with the misnaming of Anteater, when it is not really so.
But really, if you must begin with not one A but two,
Well then, there you go!

'The aardvark (Orycteropus afer) (afer: from Africa) is a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal native to Africa. It is the only living species of the order Tubulidentata, although other prehistoric species and genera of Tubulidentata are known.'

Hope you enjoyed my variety of titbits! Sorry It's all in one load, -slaps wrists. See you tomorrow!
Em x


  1. I love the way you focused on each letter!

  2. As always your imaginative use of language is very evocative - it's as if you are painting with your readers emotions.

    The B paragraph is so very clever and I now feel sorry for aardvarks!

    Well done.

  3. I'm stopping by from the A to Z challenge and I look forward to reading more from you.

  4. I love how you made each word come alive!! Very well done!! Found you from the A-Z Challenge, I’m now following you on GFC and I hope you have a chance to check out my blog!

  5. You made wonderful use of the letter B with the bumblebee. It's a pleasure to meet you via the A-Z Challenge!

  6. you have good imagery in your words.
    Great meeting you through the A-Z!

  7. Love your imagery! I'm soory I haven't visited in awhile *hangs head* - I'm learning that it's difficult to balance a blog and write and so on...Emma, I hope you are doing well!!

  8. You have a fabulous blog! I’m an author and illustrator and I made some awards to give to fellow bloggers whose sites I enjoy. It’s not a pass on award. This is just for you to keep. I want to award you the Brilliant Writer Blog Award for all the hard work you do!

    Go to and pick up your award.