For August, SCBWI featured the best 20 entries for Write This! in an online gallery. The chosen descriptions are truly exceptional. My favorites:
The storm spirits were coming. They’d heard me. Far off poplar leaves danced frantically, silver side out. Seconds later I felt the breeze engulf the backs of my bare legs, softly, from the wrong direction, like the heavy, wet breath of a hunting hound. – Kari Percival, Website
For the past three days the sun had not moved from the center of the sky. Blood red, it glared at Spring Valley like the eye of an angry god, wilting the waist high corn and shriveling the hollyhocks. Everyone had the same question: Who was responsible? – David LaRochelle, Website
I’m itching to read these books!
The September Write This! prompt is: In 50 words or less, give us a first impression of your character’s new teacher. Here’s my submission.