Another attempt at the 125-words-or-fewer, no-adjectives-or-adverbs exercise. This one cruises in at about 122 words (close!), but it has a twist. See if you can find the tricky item in this piece! And of course, all are welcome to play along!
The “prompt” for this one was: Two kids find something strange. Decribe the scene with 125 words or fewer and no adjectives or adverbs allowed. I found this one easier.
I might do a few more of these as time goes on. At least I’m writing again!! 😀
God bless, all!
PS – Updated the text, but didn’t change the twist/caveat Benjamin Rogers caught below. -jdt-
“Where’d it come from?” Paulie stood, eyes riveted to it, ragweed locks rustling on the breeze. He squinted at me in the brightness.
“How should I know?” I said. I stared at it, just like Paulie.
“You … you think it’s … can we touch it?”
“I ain’t gonna touch it. Are you?”
“Heck no! You crazy?”
My jeans crumpled behind my knees when I bent with hands poised to move if it … did something. Anything.
“Is it … what is it?”
“Paulie, I don’t know, man.” He was getting on my nerves. “How can I know, dude??”
“I’m just askin’,” he muttered, but he didn’t care. We stared at it, and he rested his hands on his knees.