River of Stones – Day #9

As I posted before, I have decided to participate in River of Stones. I have not been posting my writing on my blog each day but I have been keeping it in my journal. I figured I would post all the ones that I have done so far.

A River of Stones January 2012 is where people are encouraged to:

1. Notice something properly every day during January.
2. Write it down.

 

Day 1 – Tick, he inhales loudly, click, he gently rumbles, clack, he lets out his great big sigh. For the warmth he provides it is worth listening to all his groaning.

Day 2 – The hardened coolness of the dark chocolate dissolves into a divine mess of warmth oozing over my tongue. The taste lingers. I want more.

Day 3 – My authorhood dreams leave shiny scars on my favourite laptop keys.

Day 4 – Each tiny tendril weaves around the next creating the ivy jungle which is now lush and thick. Is there still a fence behind there?

Day 5 – In passing, beauty hides behind a drunken mask. Up close, pieces of her elegant youth can escape between the cracks.

Day 6 – Rain dapples the earth leaving behind muddy holes and wormy smells.

Day 7 – Droplets of water spread fast and furious once they ripple out they can never be the same again.

Day 8 – Eyes widen, ears attune to every sound, and hairs stand up. The night senses get put to the test.

Day 9 – The cool, slick freshness of clean bed linen has its place but the rumpled warmth and comfort of the familiar is not bad either.

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About Billie Jo Schinnerer

Born and raised on the edge of the Helderberg Escarpment in eastern New York. Formerly a primary and middle school teacher. Moved to the North West area of England in 2003. Now a mother of three and a wannabe author.
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6 Responses to River of Stones – Day #9

  1. Selena says:

    You have a poetic soul, Billie Jo. Beautiful post.

  2. Thank you Selena. This has been a fun challenge. I needed to take time to really look at things again. I have been to stuck in my own head. I have been happily thinking but forgetting to live a little too.

  3. Indigo Spider says:

    You are the second blog I’ve seen participating in this challenge. I was interested after reading the first few entries from the other blog but your entries are so poetic as well that I think I might have to jump on board. I have been too introverted the last few years and this seems like a gentle way to start moving outwards and notice the ‘real’ world a little more!

    • I look forward to seeing how you interpret the project and the world around you. I find even the few moments spent consciously looking are helping me to take more and more time to see.

  4. Pingback: A River of Stones: Day 9 | Inspired Vision

  5. pattisj says:

    Enjoyed reading these, thanks for sharing.

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