Tweet of the Day: Introduce Important POVs as Soon as Possible
I decided to splice together my Wednesday serial story updated with the AW’s June Blog Chain. I am preceded in the Blog Chain by Jenny Kellerford and followed by Claire Gilliam (No relation to Amy Pond, I think 😉 )
This month’s prompt: Setting the Scene
Write a location description, and make us feel as if we are there. No dialogue, no introductory comments, just a location. We’re the tourists, you’re the guide.
The house down the lane, at the end of the suburban street, tucked under the shadow of of twin elms. The neighborhood kids loved to ride their bikes in circles on the cul-de-sac in front. A two story affair, painted in a warm cream colors that diffused the daylight yet glowed with a muted tone at night.
Everybody knew it as the Wilson home.
Two year old model four door mid-range sedans parked in the driveway. The ones with good gas mileage, roomy seats and no luxury options. A full set of tools hung on the left wall of the garage, just by the door that led to the kitchen. None of them were brand new, but they were well maintained and saw plenty of use by hands that enjoyed a bit of woodwork or home repair. The door led to the kitchen, clean, expansive and well stocked with appliances. Again, not the latest models. Everything in the house had a cost slightly above average, from a few dozen dollars for the blender, to a few hundred for the large screen TV. Yet none of them screamed opulence. Each sat perfectly in place creating a carefully woven atmosphere of comfort and design.
Nothing was out of place.
Not the picture of the three multiracial children that sat atop the mantle piece, the eldest Michael with a solid smile and wearing a football varsity jacket, middle child Robert holding a spelling bee ribbon or the youngest Jenna plucking away at the piano. Or Roger, the family’s golden retriever, who sat on his hunches with a broad doggy grin.
In fact, the Wilson’s dinner guests, for the Wilson’s prefer to entertain at home than to go out, always used the same words to describe it: nice, modest, and warm.
To which the Wilsons would always reply: affordable, comfortable, and useful.
Mr. Wilson could afford it due to a well payed government job, an eye for well place bargains and a series of well timed investments. He made sure that none of the latter caused any conflict of interests with his job for he always placed loyalty to his country first.
So did his family.
I hoped you enjoyed it and feel free to visit the other blog chain participants:
Ralph Pines(ME) – https://ralfast.wordpress.com/ (link to this month’s post)
cwachob – http://www.corriewachob.blogspot.com/ (link to this month’s post)
xcomplex – http://www.arielemerald.blogspot.com/ (link to this month’s post)
TheMindKiller – http://www.jabberwocky.ws/ (link to this month’s post)
Irissel – http://irissel.blogspot.com/ (link to this month’s post)