Heard â€™em cheer a mile away; the dust humming like bees. Clattering hooves, jangling harness, saddles creakâ€”heard that when they got close. And the hot breath huffing from their noses, horse and rider both, like the death-watch on their shoulders. I was all ears, all listening, bound to be, after the prophecies old Sam poured over me. Then little brother Ted, out in the lead; Iâ€™m shouting loud as a steam-train coming, but he stops and I see his face, all soaked in tears. â€œTed,â€ I shout but he drops like a straw in the wind and itâ€™s over.
Written for Wednesday Writing Essentials January 27, due February 3:
- Sitting quietly, listen for three sounds and include them in your post â€“ cheering (at a football match), guitar (played by son), clattering (keyboard).
- Tell the story in a single voice as if it’s being told to you.
- Include the words: straw, soak, & harness.
- Include the phrase: I’m all ears.Â (You may change the verb tense if needed.)
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