A seasonal story

for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Beat.

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One season ends, another begins.

An eerie, whispering then whistling wind plays its haunting lament in the pit of my hearth. 

Droplets of driven rain splitter splatter their staccato beat on my window pane.

Rivulets of glistening water zig-zag their journey down the glass fighting in vain to intrude on the calm within.

Launched by a furious gale, ruby, gold and crimson leaves swirl in technicolour clouds round and round, up and down, round and up and round and down. 

Autumn’s anger, Summer’s wane, too soon to be Winter again.

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Thanks to Denise at GirlieOnTheEdge for hosting.

46 thoughts on “A seasonal story

  1. Suzette Benjamin Aug 24, 2022 / 23:04

    Lovely story Keith. Your description of the rain is magical…”Rivulets of glistening water zig-zag their journey down the glass fighting in vain to intrude on the calm within.”

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  2. Frank Hubeny Aug 24, 2022 / 23:45

    Just when I was getting used to the heat wave, here comes winter. Nice rhyme (wane/again) and meter in the last sentence.

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  3. beth Aug 24, 2022 / 23:47

    fall is my fav season. and then, there’s winter. )

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  4. Doug Jacquier Aug 25, 2022 / 00:38

    ‘whistling wind plays its haunting lament in the pit of my hearth’. Great image, Keith.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 25, 2022 / 12:11

      I originally wrote ‘orchestra pit’, but I thought it was an unnecessary word. Thanks so much for your kind words, Doug.

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  5. Reena Saxena Aug 25, 2022 / 05:51

    Poetic excellence mastered … so different from the humor you choose to write so often

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  6. Leyde Ryan Aug 25, 2022 / 08:13

    Reblogged this on Hourglass Poetry and commented:
    Keith is one of my fave authors on Blog Street, and I’m pleased to share his beyond beautiful post! Please leave your comments on his original post—thank you!! Leyde

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  7. ceayr Aug 25, 2022 / 12:06

    Jings, Keith, this is wonderfully poetic.
    Bravo, mon ami!

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  8. jenne49 Aug 25, 2022 / 13:59

    Beautiful imagery, Keith and beautiful sentiments too. A wee gem.

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  9. UP Aug 25, 2022 / 16:06

    ly story and great word pictures!

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  10. clark Aug 26, 2022 / 18:55

    Most excellent word-painting.
    All too vivid, yo …all too vivid

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  11. GirlieOnTheEdge Aug 27, 2022 / 04:19

    Buttoning up my sweater, warming my hands with a cup of hot tea. Who knew one could control the weather with words!
    Masterfully written and performed, Keith.

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