#tuesdayuseitinasentence : Wrapped in a coat of feathery down


The hail came first, always. Before the gales blew slate from the rooves and rooves from the houses, before the snow fell thick as down, bleached heavy as if every watching eye had been poked blind.

Hail loud as thrown gravel, blue like the shallow ocean. The same hail that had fallen the day she vanished, snatching her away into the winds, wrapping her in a cloak of feathery flakes.

And when the hail fell he would watch and wait in case one day it brought her home to him.


Written for Stephanie at Word Adventures’ #tuesdayuseitinasentence. See the word, write a tale, see here to read the other stories and to add one of your own devising.

16 thoughts on “#tuesdayuseitinasentence : Wrapped in a coat of feathery down

  1. That’s me all caught up. I resisted commenting beneath each story, as you must spend an awfully long time responding, but I want to say that the batch of flash, which leads up to today’s post are excellent – nothing new there. I found the your Chrysanth/dementia story particularly moving. It left a rancid hint of water that’s held cut chrysanthemums – the stench of death.

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    1. Ah, thank you so much Jane. Your stamina in reading so many posts in one sitting is nothing short of courageous! And thanks so much for the kind words about the flash. It is something I’ve been enjoying over the last year or so, though I do a dore writing longer pieces too. Thanks so much as always x

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      1. Thanks so much again Jane. Again, will you consider being my agent or something in PR? The pay’s … well, the pay’s non existent, let’s face it and really there are no perks at all, but you’ll be paid in eternal gratitude which means you’ll starve but will make you feel good about yourself. Tempted? πŸ™‚ X

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