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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Somewhere Under the Rainbow

Here we are with another prompt from Saturday Centus: "Somewhere over the rainbow..." Don't know about "Saturday Centus"? To find out more, please click on the "Saturday Centus" on my sideboard. You'll want to check out "Alphabe-Thursday," another of Jenny Matlock's ingenious memes.

This prompt is a challenge because it evokes so many memories in me. It's difficult be creative when awash with sweet memories. So, here is my little story, not a made up one, a real one. You will see the prompt in bold type. (I promise to do better next week)!



SOMEWHERE UNDER THE RAINBOW

Afternoons on Martinique, rainbows appear, crystalline arches fill sun streaked skies,
colors splash across a blue canvas, glowing and fading each in turn, neon fire flies as dusk descends.

They sit on the balcony of their hotel, condensation droplets lace their martini glasses, and they revel in the quiet. The sun retreats and there are only dark blue skies twinkling with a web of tiny stars.

In his half-step flat tone, he hums “Somewhere over the rainbow...” Their fingers entwine, and she hums along. They move inside, still humming, knowing that what’s under the rainbow that really matters.

12 comments:

Viki said...

This was really well done. It's just so descriptive that you can see what it's like. I love "what's under the rainbow that really matters" wonderful line. Good job.

Sue said...

I'm with Viki. This was a good one! (Especially lovedf the "under the rainbow" line.)

=)

Cheryl said...

Simply eloquent.

mbkatc230 said...

Your description is so clear, I feel like I'm sitting on that balcony looking at the glorious sky. I loved the line "revel in the quiet". Beautifully written. Kat

Bookie said...

I just read that Stephen King says a writer should give just enough details for the reader to form his own imagery. You have done this very thing and done it well.

What is your new job? Writing related?

Tgoette said...

CJ, you continue to amaze! Really great writing and a novel approach to the prompt. Excellent!

Tina said...

Oh this is nice. You captured an intimate moment in such a sweet way. I loved the line, "neon fire flies as dusk descends".

My name is PJ. said...

I've been there and done that...so this really resonated with me...


And I adore the last line!!

jeff campbell said...

cj...this is great! love the Martinique...actually went there once...your writing is spot on...peace and blessings

Malisa said...

Whoa, baby! :) I think we all know what is under that rainbow after a few of those martinis! Very enjoyable post!

I just posted my contribution for the week. Hope you join me at my blog!

Malisa

Jenny said...

CJ. I can feel the bitter and the sweet in this memory. It made me want to hug Mr. Jenny.

It made me want to hug you.

Thank you for linking.

easternsparkle said...

Very evocative - could almost smell the atmosphere....