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Saturday, October 2

In This Moment

Today's post is my entry into this week's 100 Word Challengehosted by Velvet Verbosity. The 100 Word Challenge is an exercise in which we write exactly 100 words in response to the weekly prompt word. Click the link to read the other entries–good stuff over there! 
This week's prompt was "ditch"

October rolls in, shiny and golden, leaving summer with one wheel in the ditch. We pull on our boots and hats to enjoy the fall weather after months of hiding from the sweltering heat. Suddenly the nights become cool, asking us to don fleece and flannel.

Ahead, January lies in wait, ready to complete its own seasonal cycle. But for now we bask in the unabashed natural beauty of fall; blue cloudless skies changing into lavender at sunset, trees worshipping the sun in their orange and gold frocks, leaves fluttering to the ground like autumn confetti scattered by the roadside.


  1. lovely piece! You've captured the feeling well. Thanks.

  2. you avoided car accidents and exes. Outstanding delivery! Marsha Marsha Marsha

  3. i love your detail in this seasonal meditation:)

  4. Great change of seasons, Marsha. Fall is swell, but it reminds me of what's coming next. And that...yuck!

    Love the phrase, "autumn confetti." Fantastical!

  5. Gregg, I LOVE fall, and always try to enjoy it without thinking about what's next. Now that we're back in the South I have until January to worry about really bad weather. Not like up north.

    Slow down and enjoy it all in the moment–the color, the foods, the events, the crisp evenings. Let winter take care of itself for now! And thanks for the compliment.

  6. Beautifully done! Especially your creative use of "ditch". Your writing seems to get stronger with every challenge.

    I too love Fall. Thankfully I'm in New England this year to fully enjoy it. :)

  7. Gosh, thanks Velvet! I really am enjoying it and it is helping me choose my words so much more carefully.