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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: rain (10/17/05)

TITLE: The Desert Menajerie
By Geary Smith
10/19/05


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In the horizon was only an arid desert wilderness. The hot sun beaming down upon the sand filled mesa. A rattlesnake slithered nearby as inviting an innocent visitor to dare to come into his somewhat savage and rugged abode.

However, sometimes things are not always, as there appear on the surface. For, in the heart of the burning furnace, there was a lone cloud that seemed to hover overhead. The usual bright and blinding desert bright day, suddenly and without warning, turned to a slight and dulling grey. At first, just a single raindrop fell gently down to the cracked scattered terrain. The speckled patter began to show up and across the ground. The once dry sand was now shimmering slick muddy clay.

I just looked up and tried to reach to the heavens in praises and thanks. It seemed that a single flower began to emerge from behind thorny prisons of the cactus plants.

And, I rejoice and give thanks for the rain, and the budding seeds that will one day yield their fruits.


From Leviticus 26: 4.


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terri tiffany10/26/05
Good use of descriptions. Very nice writing.
dub W10/27/05
Vivid and tight. The shift to 1st. person in the last paragraphs seemed a bit disjointed.
Amy Michelle Wiley 10/29/05
I loved the descriptions!