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An Autumn Day

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Crisp autumn mornings spent drinking coffee and watching the steam rise from your cup swirling, like thoughts in a cluttered mind.

In the afternoon, the sky wears a vivid blue mantle on its shoulders reflecting sunlight into the cloudless skies radiating warmth to those far below.

Leaves with glowing colors of amber, red, and ginger orange sprinkle the green grass like jewels in a crown, as the late afternoon sun slips over the houses of Blackberry Ridge.

A misty coolness creeps softly into the evenings, as bonfires are lit to warm our hands and hearts.

At dusk, the doves call their last goodbyes to the gathering darkness at the tree line.

Twilight settles, enveloping all in the deep blackness of night.

Day is done.


(Image credit: Gulf Coast Sunset)


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Thank you for visiting with me on this beautiful autumn day in Pensacola, Florida,

Silver Threading

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  2. I can certainly relate to “thoughts in a cluttered mind” 🙂
    Love your description for the challenge.

  3. Sparkling words and images. An absorbing literary and visual journey. 🙂

  4. Your words evoke the true sense of the sunset transitioning to night.

  5. I love this piece so much. Your writing style is so descriptive and beautiful, and I loved the use of similes in this.

  6. Your writing style is just so evocative and sensual, truly beautiful writing! Thank you so much for entering the challenge. Love it so much! 🙂 <3

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