Tough one this week! Well, here is my attempt for the week. Very different from what I normally write.
Silence was broken by the hoot of Mr. Owl
echoing throughout the swamp.
Sitting majestically above.
Watching movement below.
Mr. Snake slithers cautiously beneath the leaves.
Avoiding becoming the meal.
Nature’s chess match.
This fiction was written for Trifextra: Week Sixty-seven.
This weekend we want you to give us 33 words (exactly) that include among them at least one example of onomatopoeia. When looking for a good page to link to in order to help describe the device, we stumbled upon our very own Apoplectic Apostrophes‘ post on literary devices. Check it out if you need help remembering how onomatopoeia work.
A battle of wits.
Indeed it is.
I like it you describe the chess match well and the tension.
TY. This was by far the hardest one of these I have done. Especially going outside what I normally write.
The circle of life…something is always preying on another. I could feel the tension. Nice writing.
And here I am, like a dork, trying to figure out which chess piece both best symbolize xD
Hmmm…..boy that is a tough one. Not sure which would be what. Good thought.
I like the image of survival as a game of chess.
Thanks Janna. It is more than that to them. Its survival.
Awesome metaphor, and great use of sounds.
TY Very kind of you to say! I appreciate you reading it.
You captured a snippet in time on a lazy afternoon in the wild kingdom. Such a pleasure to read! 😀
Thanks Linda..so nice of you to say.
A little owl versus snake, you’ve done a great job. I liked the reference to nature’s chess game.
TY very nice of you to say. It was difficult to try to get what I wanted said in 33 words.
Loved this game of “chess”-an interesting take,well executed:-)
I like the idea of an owl and a snake playing themselves as chess pieces.