Friday, July 2, 2010

Facing the Elements

He left the library at closing, passing ivy-climbing brick buildings. Snow, like a torque, rotated about him in a furious frenzy. With head held high, facing directly into winter’s temper tantrum, he tore open his shirt exposing his chest to the elements and screaming into the winds, "Bring it on, bitch!"


He never felt more alive than he did at this moment with freezing snow pelting his bared torso and howling winds biting his goose-bumped, prickling flesh in angry response. He countered with a hard kick to the blanket of snow covering his path and arrogantly continued on his way.

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Written for Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge.  Take a minute and check out the other entries using the word prompt, blanket.

7 comments:

LceeL said...

I would say "Cool", but that would be redundant - or a pun at least. I like this. Well done.

Teresa O said...

lol thanks Lceel!

Tara R. said...

The like the emotions in this one. Defiant and empowered.

Jennifer said...

Oooo, I relate on several levels. The most basic of which is that I HATE WINTER!
Great wording.

PattiKen said...

Grrrr... Take that, Old Man Winter!

Relyn said...

I was just dropping in to wish you and yours the happiest Independence Day. May your day be full! May you enjoy laughter shared with family, great food shared with friends, fireworks to make you gasp, a lump in your throat at the anthem, and a full and grateful heart at all we have been given. Happy Fourth of July, my friend!

Elizabeth said...

I think this piece is a wonderful contrast with the 100'F+ weather around here.....