Is this a picture you’d like to dive into and bring to life for readers? I would, which is why I chose it as a prompt for a nature scene. Using the technique I described last week, how would you write a scene in this natural setting, although you haven’t been here?
Here’s what I imagine:
- Light from the full moon gilding everything with silver, making it appear distinct but weird
- Although on the sea, no wind, which is unusual
- Rough sand and/or rocks
- The smell of salt, dampness
- Taste salt?
- Without wind, high humidity?
Now here’s my description.
Sand scraped my barefoot as I scurried over the boulders that let to the shore. The full moon allowed me to see far in any direction, but I couldn’t trust the silver light. Its magical glow let me to spot objects but not really see them.
I turned in a complete circle. I was alone. Not a breath of wind stirred the fronds of the palm tree. Humidity settled on me like a second skin.
Turning again, I gasped, the thick air nearly choking me.
A figure was walking toward me, too far away for me to see more than a silver-edged silhouette.
Had he really come?
Please write your inspiration in the comments.