Ozark Mountain Cailins hosted this week!! All the prompts are fantastic! Thank you!
Describe a perfect autumn day using all five senses.
My clothes are soft and cute and oversized, the ends of the sleeves rubbing gently against my fingertips. The tip of my nose is cold from the breeze that rustles the orange-and-gold leaves. My hands are almost too warm from holding my mug of hot apple cider (cinnamon-y and sweet, the smell spicy and vivid). Underneath the swirling clouds, the sky is a bright, vivid blue.
Describe your main character’s favorite autumn outfit using as many senses as you can.
A huge yellow sweater is soft against Ever’s dark skin. Her hair is tied back into loose braids, and they tickle her neck as she walks. Her dangly orange earrings sound like jingling bells, and her painted-sunflower tennis shoes slap against the ground (crunching on every leaf she passes by). She smells faintly like cinnamon and vanilla.
Describe a coffee shop using all five senses.
It’s a little too loud – but quiet, if you compare it to most other stores. Voices create a soft hum in the background. You look at the cute mugs while you wait in line. The scent of coffee is everywhere, you can almost taste it – warm and soft and cozy. Big menus. Drawings on the walls. Someone sipping coffee and staring at their computer. Smooth countertops. When you get your coffee, it’s too hot, but the cup keeps your hands warm.
Describe your favorite autumn activity without using the name of the activity or any variants.
Sunlight. Crackling leaves on the ground. Hum of voices. Warm mugs, warm hands. Shoes making soft noises against the ground. Oversized clothes. Laughter. Running into a warm, nice-smelling building. Coming out and shivering at the wind. The smell of warm drinks. Little sighs of contentment. Pointing out reds and oranges and golds.
Describe your character’s world using the five senses.
Cars honking. Bright lights. Peeling swingsets. Rain pattering on rough concrete. Angel statues. Graffiti, graffiti, graffiti (bright colors, loud designs, electric and vivid and alive). The taste of mint. Sidewalk dandelions. Neon signs. “How may I help you?” met with angry words. Freezing slushies. The smell of hotdogs. A tiny house that smells like lemonade, with string lights and worn couches. Home.
Describe the local library using all five sentences.
The front-desk librarian waves as we come in, smiling. It’s sunny and cozy and small. I run my fingers over the sounds of the books – stiff covers, peeling covers, thick covers, thin covers. My shoes click against the tile, then go mute as I step onto the concrete. I sip from a mug of mint tea and curl up on a chair in the back. It smells like books – musty, soft, calming. Aside from the occasional laughs coming from the children’s area, it’s quiet.
I’ll be doing the prompts this week, so you’ll be hearing from me a lot! I can’t wait! How is Preptober going for you?