Friday, June 2, 2017

Week in Seven Words #342

alar
She's dressed in every color of the rainbow, from an orange scarf down to sandals dotted in red rhinestones. When she poses before a spray-painted brick wall, the graffiti seems to unfold like wings from her body.

athletes
One of them has conquered water, the other air. They push at the bounds of what's physically possible.

chanciness
She's draped across a bench in an evening dress, a cluster of trees shading her from the morning light. She had gone to a party the evening before, and when it wound down, she hadn't wanted to go home. She spent the night walking until she wore herself out. Her dress shoes have demolished her feet.

confirm
To make sure I'm serious about my intentions to visit, she asks for a pinky promise. Afterwards, a hug.

frizz
He curls up next to me on the couch, his hair tickling my arm as the movie plays.

scouring
Her deep-cleaning skills are impressive. Decades' worth of grime melt away.

steamed
The night air is like a warm towel pressed to my face.

2 comments:

Brian Joseph said...

I like the image that you created for "scouring". On occasion I have tackled decades worth of grime. Scouring can be such a fulfilling thing to do.

Likewise I have experienced being "steamed. It is not as fulfilling an experience. However, your words also capture the feeing of the experience.

HKatz said...

@ Brian - I think I've yet to find scouring fulfilling :)