Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Piqued - Write on Wednesday

    The world was silent as Allison searched for it. A minute ago she had been stargazing in an open field, but now she was chasing it down. The thing, whatever it was, awoke a memory lost in the corner of mind. The scent had drifted by her on the midnight breeze and piqued her interest. It carried blurry images from her childhood. Goosebumps formed on her arms as the thought of what the memory would hold arose. What if she didn't want to remember? There must be a reason why she forgot in the first place. Her bare feet made no sound as Allison drew nearer to the object of her curiosity. It was there, she knew it. She felt it, moreover the perfume seemed to fill her completely.

12 comments:

Sarah Mac said...

This is lovely Laura. Scents are so evocotive. Certain smells can take me right back to places and people and at other times I recognise them but I don't know where from, it can be a good and a bad feeling. You've captured tht really well!

Melissa said...

Interesting piece :) I wonder what the object is...

§Stella said...

Ooh, what's the object I wonder? Great piece!

Stephanie said...

Love the description you use about this certain object. Wonderful job!

Naomi said...

I wonder what the object is too. Perhaps we may find out next week?

Felicity said...

The line 'the scent had drifted by her on the midnight breeze' was terrific and I loved the evocative nature of your writing.

Please don't keep us dangling too long to find out what the mysterious 'thing' might be.

xx Felicity

Anne said...

This was just great Laura. I found myself breathing deeply hoping to capture the scent. Just lovely.

Anne xx

InkPaperPen said...

I also wrote about a scent memory this week...How strange! But then, I guess smell is such a powerful scent and it does trigger memories and curiousity. Lovely piece

x

House of Prowse said...

ooh the "feeling" of being piqued.
The smell, the visual, the thoughts... nearly all the senses there. Very clever...

Sif said...

Loved the use of a scent to stimulate a memory and her curiosity! Definitely something I was able to relate to, well done!

Jodie Ansted said...

I really loved this. Beautifully descriptive, and want to read more!

Lene said...

A lovely, descriptive piece. I love the suspense you've built up here. Can't wait to see what happens next.