The Sky

I was outside, picking green beans when the air went still. I straighted, looked up. The sky was yellow. I ran, calling for the dogs. I rushed the horses into the barn. By the time I had them secure it was too late for me to make it to the house. I was stuck in the barn when . . .

Please leave your first 50 words on the topic “the sky.”


Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

4 thoughts on “The Sky”

  1. The rolling winter clouds were gray and ominous, as if trying to cover every inch of the sky. In the blink of an eye, the rain began pelting down against the window pane as Morgan looked on mesmerized. The force of the wind rattled the bare branches on the trees around the property breaking some of the weaker boughs and strewing them around mercilessly while lightning ripped the menacing sky in half.

    Her mother had never understood her morbid fascination with this, but Morgan disregarded her mother’s thoughts on this matter. The truth was that she had always been enthralled by the raw force of nature and how subjected we were to its unrelenting force.

  2. The stars were brilliantly cold in the sky, the sun having smoldered beneath the horizon, like a wet wick. The moon was a half a cup of light, clouds draping its full form, the wind breathless, the night silent, a dome of deep darkness, punctuated with light, and whispering dawn.

  3. The first raindrops fell. Large wet drops falling on the parched ground making lazy plopping sounds. Soon the rhythm picked up. A glorious drumming of raindrops on the tin roof of the shed.I beat a hasty retreat inside the shed as the storm gathered momentum, swirling up the dried , fallen leaves .The kitchen window slammed ominously. I needed to get in, out of the rain

  4. The Sky was frequently blue in Southern California in the fall. That sunny blue sky and pleasant temperatures made watching playoff baseball very desirable. The desire to sit outside and enjoy a game in Dodger Stadium came without hesitation. Even now, it is very difficult not to think of the experience.

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