Trifecta Writing Challenge – Blue

Hit the publish too soon!  This is the trifecta writing challenge entry for the word blue.  You can find the instructions here.

Silkie of the Isles

With eyes black as obsidian, she scanned the shore while crouched behind a thick stand of milfoil.  He was there, silhouetted against an evening sun that cast a pink glow over the moor and the grazing beasts.  Folding her coat, she tucked it deep under a rock.

Straightening, she made her way to the shore, her movements like poetry on the wind, the swell of her hips swaying gently from side to side.  Her breasts hung like silvery luminescent globes in the increasing twilight, but it was her hair that caught his attention, a fiery glow in the remaining light.

He was staring at her now, the plow forgotten on the dark earth, the beasts magically unharnessed.  Something he could not explain drew him to her like a magnetic force that was beyond his power to resist.  He stopped short of her, holding a trembling hand out to the skin that seemed to glow alabaster.  But those eyes!  Lord those black eyes pierced him with a hunger that was frightening and consuming all at once.  Without knowledge of it happening, her lips were caressing his, passionately, slowly, and seductively.

“Seven years,” he said huskily, his arms squeezing her tight as though to never let go.

Words came slowly after 7 years in the oceans’ depths.  “I have thought of nothing but you,” she said simply.  She returned his tight embrace, her cheek pressed firm against his chest.  “Do you still have it?”  She inquired, knowing that without it he would not have survived their time apart.

“Yes,” he whispered.  “But…” he faltered.  “It’s power fades.”  He pulled away, searching  glittering black eyes that questioned his words.

“I felt it this time, aye?  My heart has been…heavy.”  He paused as he searched for the right word, alighting on it with some fear.  “Blue,” he whispered.  “A melancholy of your absence.  I must have your coat.”

A tear slid down her cheek, knowing she would not return.

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31 Responses to Trifecta Writing Challenge – Blue

  1. magsx2 says:

    Hi,
    Oh yes very good reading, I loved it, very romantic, with a touch of sadness as well, excellent. :D

  2. jmgoyder says:

    Fantastic writing!

  3. Marie says:

    Wow that was amazing! Love it!

  4. terry1954 says:

    that is really good!!!

  5. Madhu says:

    Beautiful and passionate! But there is an underlying sadness in this one quite like the last.

  6. Annabelle says:

    Fun take on the legend! I can see why you enjoyed it.

  7. awriterweavesatale says:

    oh, this is lovely. You’re a true fiction writer. Would love to have you link up with my workshop hop: http://www.awriterweavesatale.com/2012/06/15/sandras-writing-workshop-hop-2/

  8. robincoyle says:

    Gave me the chills.

  9. awriterweavesatale says:

    P.S. I’m new to wordpress and have just spent an hour trying to figure out how you got that nice “like this” FB button on each post. Can you give me the secret?? Thank you! Also, how did you get it copyrighted as you have here on your sidebar? Really would appreciate any help to this newbie! Thank you!

    • I will, but I’m traveling, so I’ll respond this evening once I reach my destination!

    • Okthe FB share button you’ll find in widgets. That is if you have a FB page that you link your blog to. For the FB button under every blog, that is a FB share button, and the number indicates how many people have shared the blog through their FB wall. That and all the others you will find in the dashboard on the left hand column at the bottom under settings, then share button. The widgets are I believe under appearance. As for the copyright, there are several ways to do that. I used a text widget–the same place as FB button. Here is a link http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-to-add-a-content-copyright-notice-to-footer for description on how to for footer CR. others create a page and post it in the menu, so it shows up as a link–like my floral Friday link at the top of my blog. I may switch to this. Also, don’t forget the creative commons license which allows people to share your work but only with credit and a link back to your original post. If I’ve forgotten anything, let me know. I usually just google the topic plus WordPress. Cheers!

  10. Jim Cantwell says:

    Very Good Arnel I enjoyed that

  11. Lynne Ayers says:

    Arnel! Who knew?! It was great reading!

  12. Very romantic and melancholy. You conveyed blue well with your words. Thanks for linking up with us. We hope to see you back tomorrow for the new prompt.

  13. journeyman1977 says:

    Nice one, Arnel! :)

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