Sunday, June 17, 2012

SSS: Snow thaw, a flood, and loss

Thanks so much for visiting! If you're a dad, Happy Father's Day! Otherwise, just give your dad a big hug. :)

Here's another six from Orion Rising, my literary family saga - today's the last day to snag your free copy from Amazon, so go get yours now! :) The father in this story was a bit of a dreamer, with his head in the stars.


The footfalls of Persephone, our father had always called it: the slow, steady patter of rain across the roof; the spring rains that, like Persephone, awoke the sleeping bulbs in the earth, the buds on the trees, unfurling, petal by petal, a world of color and life.  Persephone’s glad return to Earth from the dark depths of the shadowy, lifeless underworld of Hades signaled the beginning of a season of rebirth. I listened to the soft footfalls across the roof, wide-eyed, hoping to catch a glimpse of the fair maiden. She was more real to me than Santa Claus, whose gifts were only for one night; Persephone’s gifts changed the dreary winter world to spring.
But this spring was different. After a particularly long winter, a foot of snow remained on the ground for what seemed forever.

Don't forget to visit the other Six Sentence Sunday authors. I'll catch up to everyone later, after my grandson's birthday party. :) Have a great week!

14 comments:

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Good visionary. Hmm why is there still a foot of snow on the ground? Great six!

Joanne Stewart said...

You are so good at description. Beautiful, vivid imagery in this.

sue said...

Beautiful piece of prose here

Elin Gregory said...

This is a lovely description. Most enjoyable.

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

This is so lovely, Cate. A dreamy homage to her father. Perfect for today.

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Beautiful description. BTW, I downloaded it and have read some.

Melisse Aires said...

Lovely description of rain.

Siobhan Muir said...

I really liked the description and the narrator's desire to see the "maiden" causing spring. Very cool six, Cate. :)

melissamackinnon said...

An absolutely beautiful expert. You drew me right in - just stunning.

angelaquarles.com said...

What an evocative bit of prose! I loved it!

Patricia Preston said...

I love the way you handled this description. Great flow without sounding overwritten.

Wildcat's Wife said...

It's the most beautiful, description place I've read about in a long time. Exquisite and breathtaking.

Stephanie@The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow said...

I can picture this scene so well. I love the description.

I just went and snagged your book! Thanks! Looking forward to reading it. :)

diannehartsock said...

Beautifully written scene! This book sounds so lovely.