A scene almost Dickensian; dark alley, mildewed walls and dust-drawn windows, eyeless to the childâ€™s unruly pain. She hugs the blanket tight to narrow shoulders, shaking chest, then rests herself in nest of ragged straw. Rat shares the delectation of its grain.
A sudden cloud-break calls a passing stranger, turns her round. The sky’s resounding, sunlight dripped on rain; prismatic archways cutting angelâ€™s paths through heavenâ€™s refrain.
God-sent, the woman bends to see while shaking child falls still. She pulls away the blanket; wailing cry. In scene almost Dickensian, she draws an orphaned infant from the hay. Angels ask why.
Prompts for December 2nd Wednesday Writing Essentials, due by December 8th:
- Include an allusion.Â Â Here is the definition I found that I’d like to see: Allusion: A figure of speech making casual reference to a famous historic or literary figure or event or work of literature.
- Use the word delectation or some form of it
- Somehow include music orÂ a musical sound
- Specify one of the five senses in an exaggerated way
- tag with wwe