2010-10-17

Six Sentence Sunday for October 17

This past week has been surprisingly warm but according to all the forecasts, we're due for some more seasonable weather. Of course, what's seasonal here along the California coast is not exactly typical of most places--all part of the charm, if you ask me. *g*  This week's six sentences come from A Sight to Dream Of, the second book in my Oberon series; a book I've been thinking about a lot in the last few weeks as life once again imitates art in some very unexpected ways.

As Sam steered his bike over the endlessly twisting road that followed the coast, he marveled at the changes he saw in everything around him. It was definitely autumn now. The air was drier than he’d remembered it; warm and faintly spicy. And the sky was a different shade of blue, like soft, faded denim with fuzzy, frayed patches of cloud. Leaves of yellow and gold and bright bursts of cherry red glowed on branches above his head and every tiny town he passed through now boasted a pumpkin patch or a costume store. It was hard to believe so much could have changed in only two weeks.
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12 comments:

Lisa Fox said...

Wow, you captured Fall really, really well. What a great scene!

graylinfox said...

I love poetic descriptions.. I saw everything as you described it.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Oh, I love autumn. Vivid.

Jayel Kaye said...

What a lovely descriptive snippet. I could even smell the leaves. Good job!

Dawne Prochilo said...

I agree Lisa...felt as if I were there viewing the day...great excerpt

Dee Carney said...

Wow. You make me realize that I have *zero* description in my stories...and what is there isn't nearly as lovely.

Christa Paige said...

I'm on the coast of Cali too (Southern). Staring out my window at gloomy skies and drizzle while wondering what happened to our sun.

Love your bit here, it makes me long for the change of fall where colors are so vivid. I could totally picture the tiny towns all decked out for the season, too.

Jessica Subject said...

Your excerpt is very descriptive. Thanks for sharing.

Hailey Edwards said...

You painted a perfect portrait of fall. My favorite time of year. :)

Alanna Coca said...

I agree with everyone...great picture!

Rebecca Royce said...

Wow, you have a great way with description. I could really see it.

laynap said...

I could smell, taste and feel it all. What a wonderful description.