Today’s writing prompt will require you to use all your senses. Keep reading to see the full writing prompt, as well as my completed version of it.

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Today’s Writing Prompt: Sensing Autumn

Today, write an autumnal scene, a scene that takes place in Autumn. When completing this writing prompt, use all or most of your senses to capture the scene you’re writing about. Capture what it looks and smells like in the scene you’re writing, as well as what it sounds and feels like. If you need some inspiration for completing this writing prompt, go outside and wander around in the autumn air for a while.

Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt

Sensing Autumn, by K.E. Creighton

The horizon is ablaze ahead of me. But it’s beckoning. And I can’t help but walk toward it like a moth to a flame. A fleeting flame that might be tamed. If only its heat would linger.

Oranges and reds surround me as the sun rises in the distance over the ridge, saluting a new day, a former season of life that must burn. That will have a new natural scent and taste. Until it expires.

I can hear the crunch of pale leaves beneath my boots. And smell their deep temporal notes as they fragrantly fragment away deep within the post-sodden, pre-solemn ground.

The slight breeze feels sharp in my lungs and cool on my cheek. And the air smells like it’s falling asleep, surrounding the scene taking in its last breath to hold until it’s reborn again.

[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]

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