Thursday, September 13, 2012

What Do I Hear? (Writer's Workshop)

I am listening to the sounds in my house.  It is 5:15 a.m. and all is quiet except for the clicking noise of the computer keyboard and the mouse.  Silence.  Yup, the quiet time of day when Gerard and Abby are out for their morning walk and the cats are lying around with full bellies having eaten their breakfast.

I hear the front door open and the jingle jangle of Abby's dog tags and know they are back.  Then I hear angry sounds coming from the kitchen.  Gerard stopped at Speedway to get a couple bottles of pop and is trying to open them.  Those caps are on TIGHT!  "Karen, see if you can get this open please."

And the silence is gone.


Today I am doing this prompt for Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop:   Listen to the sounds in your house for 5 or 10 minutes. Write about what you hear.


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7 comments:

Lisa Lewis Koster said...

Love the sounds of silence, fleeting as they are. Linked up behind you at Mama Kat's!

SouthMainMuse said...

Gosh...hearing the dog tags jingle. Mine is usually scratching himself and making me crazy.

BeadedTail said...

LOL! My hubby always disrupts the silence in our house when he comes home too!

Lin said...

I love the silence too. It's a good thing because after next year, there's gonna be a lot of it!

I don't ever put music or the TV on when I'm home--I love the quiet. I like to hear the birds singing or the kitties munching on their food. I think you miss a lot when you mask it with the TV on.

Madamdreamweaver said...

Nicely written. Love all the cat pics.

Mama Kat said...

It's always fleeting, isn't it?

Kim@Co-Pilot Mom said...

Isn't it nice when we get those few moments of quiet, however brief?

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