Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Q-QUINDESSENTIAL MOMENT IN TIME ....

Happy HUMP day all. I knew that would get your attention. Thank you all for stopping by yesterday and leaving your friendly and most welcome comments.


I am sure there will be lots of Q's for queries today, but not mine. I decided to choose a quintessential moment in time. I tried something different with today's post.  As always I never reveal the word, so it isn't quintessential. I hope you enjoy it.


Shimmers of white lace fall from the heavens as we approach the sleepy village. Covered with the sparkliest of frozen icing, curls of smoke waft into the overcast sky from rustic brick chimney flus.  
Under a quilted blanket, my honey and I cuddle to keep warm. The snow muffles the sound of the slow clop of the horses' stride on the narrow cobblestone street. A moment later, we pull up to the Snowy Owl Inn.
I hop out of the coach and extend my gloved hand to my lady love. A misty sigh escapes my lips as she places her delicate fingers into mine. She steps down, catching her sapphire blue satin dress on the carriage and plunges into my waiting arms. She places a subtle kiss on my cheek which burns red hot. 
Her arm slips through mine the moment I set her afoot. Fog on the windows and door hides the interior as we step up to the entry. A bell ching-er-rings the moment I pull open the door. 
A gasp of sure delight exhales from my love's rosy lips. As my eyes dart about, understanding her delight. A roaring fire emitting from a ancient stone fireplace dances with bright gold and orange flames. Delft blue and white china along with shiny pewter water pitchers sit on the rough-honed wood mantel. Facing the fireplace, several puffy down sofas dressed in chintz fabric certainly welcomes the weary traveler to rest.

“Oh, darling, thank you. What a lovely quaint place for our honeymoon.”
A heat scorches my face and runs through my body as I escort my bride to the front desk.


33 comments:

  1. I like highlighting the word/letter of the day in a snippet like this. Good job.

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  2. How romantic!!! I'm thinking this should've been for tomorrow... :D But I love it. The snow, the carriage, the fire. Lovely~ :o)

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  3. Oh I love all your little pieces, Michael! Makes me want to curl up and read.

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  4. Beautiful setting; love it~ Very romantic n' quaint~

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  5. This is quite lovely! Very romantic.

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  6. Aw! I loved this - I want to go there, too!

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  7. Okay, I wanna go there. Michael, this is so passionate. You keep me spell bound every day. :-)

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  8. you set a very romantic stage for the reader, nice imagery, very thoughtful word choices. great Job Michael.

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  9. What a lovely and lyrical and romantic description! Nicely done. And a clever/fun way to feature the letter Q. :) I haven't seen "quaint" yet on the A-Z journey today while blogging!

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  10. Oh, that is so sweet. Hum, it that okay to say?

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  11. Aaww! Second romantic thing I've read today. Who knew so much romance could be gotten from the letter q?

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  12. Romance is where you find it ... and look for it, right, Michael. Vivid imagery that tugs on the heart. Great job, Roland

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  13. What a lovely picture you conjure with your prose.

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  14. Absolutely beautiful! This put me right in the moment and made me experience it. I love that!

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  15. Beautiful how you set the tone and the mood with your words. Very sensual and romantic. I enjoyed it and felt I was there, clop clopping along with you.

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  16. Quaint, indeed! Sounds like a perfect place for a honeymoon ~ :)

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  17. Quite a lovely word picture as always, Michael. Thank you for the story!

    Monti
    NotesAlongTheWay

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  18. HERE I AM! *jumps up and down* I am visiting you! I've been a way a while, but I've returned! I hope you've been well in my absence. It appears you've been doing some amazing writing. Keep up the good work! BTW how are Amber and TBG doing??? :0) christy

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  19. Very nice imagery. Sounds like a great place!

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  20. Each story rings of romance Michael. So I will now think of you as 'that romantic guy, I know.' That's a compliment in case you're wondering.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

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  21. It still amazes me that you keep coming up with these great flash pieces every day. Very romantic.

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  22. Beautiful, Michael! I loved the scene you set!

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  23. Very quaint indeed! I need to find that place, sounds lovely! I love the romance.

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  24. My heart's all a-flutter. Love the carriage picture too.

    ......dhole

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  25. I knew there was a pan in you :)

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