The Minor Details

I think I’ve talked about imagery before, but yesterday I was reading about detail.

It’s the small things that you add to your writing that brings it to life. Such as:

The reflection of the clouds in a puddle


The waiter, with a mole on his cheek where a black hair protrudes.

The colours of autumn leaves (they’re not all brown).


A cream vase filled with red and blue anemones.

The bubbles on the inside of a bottle.


Cable knit jumpers.

The crumbly texture of carrot cake.


A white damask tablecloth with a gravy stain.

The blood red velvet petals of a rose.


I bet you didn’t even need the pictures did you? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Yesterday’s prompt about the family meal turned into the start of a story about a man having a heart attack in a restaurant, at a family meal. I couldn’t help it, I was in one of those moods ๐Ÿ˜‰ Today’s prompt is a single bed. Hmmmmmm ๐Ÿ™‚

9 thoughts on “The Minor Details

  1. I like this a lot. Imagery is my favorite part of writing, and I am always looking for new ways to express the scene. Thanks a lot. I especially like the clouds reflections in the mud puddles.


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  3. Imagery is one of my favorite things to play with. Sometimes I to stop myself from doing to much! My favorite things to read are pieces with vivid images and vibrant descriptions – perhaps I’m just a literary romantic. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • I read recently that most readers get bored with endless description, so it’s hard to know how much is too much isn’t it lol

      I read Linda Gillards Emotional Geology (recommend it!!!) and by the time I’d finished I wanted to up sticks and move to the Orkney Islands lol



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