Hokey Pokey (What this blog's all about)

A writing challenge I've given myself to write every day for six months. After some posts, I'll put in a comment with a brief explanation of the inspiration for the piece. Some posts will be practice for bigger projects: character sketches or settings. I don't really know what all will happen which is why I'm doing it.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Day 26

Ice hangs from everything in a ten foot radius.  The trees are encased and sparkle in the spring sun.  Each blade of green grass is also refracting its shivers to the surroundings.  There's no obvious cause.  No sign of a water main break or an overzealous sprinkler system.  But maybe it was a sprinkler conducting spring reconnaissance.  Peaking it's head out of the ground, chasing a groundhog who long overslept his duty, it saw the signs of spring, got excited and said "BOO!" coming in watery excitement all around. 

It's a beautifully confounding sight to behold now.  Rainbows tossed in every direction while surrounding dandelions and tulips bud their noses out in curiosity.  Girls showing wintry skin shiver by in shorts thinking they should have worn another layer.  And dogs, sniff by wanting to lift a leg to see the yellowy steam arise.  If it had truly been a sprinkler, surely the dog would be the best moment for a sneak attack.  "Raise that leg at your own risk," sneers the rogue sprinkler.