The Ice Storm
We heard thunder, lightning, rain and hail in the night. When I got up this morning, our street and driveway were covered in hailstones with ice underneath. Two days ago I went shopping in a light spring jacket. Welcome to Kansas in the winter!
Those of us who live in the northern half of our country have probably all experienced an ice storm at one time or another. We had one several years ago in mid-December that left us without power for almost 5 days. Not fun!
For a writing exercise today, study the picture above and the one below. Think about the five senses--What do you see? What can you hear? Is there a smell? How about taste? How does it feel to touch the ice? Adding sensory details increases interest for the reader, brings them into the scene.
Now, choose to write one of the following:
1. a descriptive paragraph
2. a poem
3. a fiction story
4. a free write using the word ice as your inspiration
5. a true memory