Compelling Beauty

I was supposed to go straight home after work since I had a friend coming over for supper. I was already running late since I had stopped by the grocery store to grab a few ingredients.

But when I saw the sunset glinting off of the half frozen water in the creek, alluring beauty that deserved proper appreciation, even though I told myself I had plenty of pictures of that creek from past years, I still pulled over and ran back to snap a few pictures.

My friend laughed and waved as she drove past me to my house.


This story was written in response to the February 6, 2023, prompt from Charli at Carrot Ranch: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story as a love letter to nature. You could reach back to more pastoral times of writing or enter into the future. Who is writing the letter — an ant or an aunt? Is it a lifetime of love or eons? Go where the prompt leads!


14 thoughts on “Compelling Beauty

    1. Within walking distance, even! I like to see the differences in the creek in rhe different seasons. And it’s a bit of a different scene on each side of the bridge too – the creek’s path winds more on one side, and is straighter on the other.

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