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---Alice Abrams

Monday, July 23, 2007

Manic Monday - Wind

The wind swirled the leaves gently at her feet, then began spiraling up her legs, tossing her silky skirt upwards towards the sky. Quickly, she smoothed her skirt with both of her hands in the front while the back swished madly. Her hair flew in all directions, circling wildly around her tanned oval face. She made an effort to control her long ebony hair but it was impossible to manage her hair and her wind-tossed skirt at the same time. Her long, curvy legs were on full display and there was nothing she could do except grab at her skirt and hold on!

It was at this moment she knew the wind wasn't named Mariah after all.

21 comments:

Kai said...

That's beautiful Gracie!

Your words flow like a soft (windy) breeze! :-)

Lovely!

My MM is up at Just Me

Shaz said...

Gracie who is this you talk about so beautifully?

Gattina said...

I hope she had pants on, fighting with the wind, lol !

Crazy Working Mom said...

Very well written, Gracie!

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

You painted a clear and compelling image.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

gracie did she have on any underwear honey? just askin'...

smiles, bee

Sarge Charlie said...

And I know what her name was, good job gracie

Loving Annie said...

Well written, Gracie ! You mad eme see it and feel it too ! Happy windy Monday to you !

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Well written and made me think of it like I was looking at a picture!! I wish that I could write like that..keep going. Sandy

Jamie said...

Gracie ... nice word picture of someone trying to control too many things at once.

Comedy + said...

Excellent Gracie. You do have a way with words. Have a great MM. :)

tegdirb92 said...

wow, beautiful!! I'm impressed!! Happy MM.

Bobby Griffin said...

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Lois Grebowski said...

more! I want more!!!!

Linda said...

I think the winds name is more likely Maurice if it's making that much effort to get up her skirt!

That was very well written, Gracie! Is there more?

Heart of Rachel said...

Wonderful words Gracie. I agree with the others, more please. :)

Thanks for coming by my blog. Your comments always make me smile and feel good inside. Take care!

Sanni said...

WOW! I´m impressed, Gracie!
Where can I sign up for more??? =)

Travis said...

HA! I love that! Well done my dear!

Happy MM!

Mert said...

Great post , Happy MM!

Morgen said...

Gracie, this is so beautiful.
Sorry I'm a day late getting to your beautiful wind post!
May the blue bird of happiness fly by and the wind from her wings caress your soul!

katherine. said...

ah....that was wonderful! Swept me right up!

(so glad you surfed by...smile)