Night Sky in Chiang Mai

(For Nixy Valentine's Writing Adventure Group)

Of course I understand the physics of it - suffusion of light, a terrestrial observation point, and all that. Even so, I am dumbfounded at how a handful of heated wires and gases can reduce billions of celestial furnaces into a countable collection of hazy dots in a not-quite-black sky.

MORE INFORMATION (added 3/9): The assignment was to describe the sky. This was observational, so writers were encouraged to use descriptive words more than metaphors or emotive words. Follow the links below to see how other people took the exercise:

Cora Zane - Stars Will Cry

Sharon Donovan

Adam Heine - Authors Echo

Nancy Parra - This Writer’s Life

Criss - Criss Writes

Carol - DMWCarol

Nixy Valentine

Marsha Moore - Write On!

Jesse Blair - SexFoodPlay

Jackie Doss - The Pegasus Journals


JM Strother - Mad Utopia


Anonymous said...

This was a really interesting post, because you combined both your observations and your feelings about it. As I said in the "instructions", there really aren't any rules for this, and I liked the way your voice came through!

Will be posting links to everyone's results tomorrow!

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Jackie said...

Love it! I look forward to reading more of your "adventures."

Cora Zane said...

Very nice, and something to think about.

Anonymous said...

Your take on the challenge was very different, it gives an atmosphere without actually limiting how the reader visualises the sky.