Monday, August 2, 2010

Fragment No. 9

The conversation fell into a lull like a wheel into a ditch. For the umpteenth time that evening, Kent eyed Natalie over the edge of his wineglass. Joe had been right: She was lovely. She possessed skin pale as a split birch branch, tresses tawny like ripe wheat, eyes the gold-flecked green of a forest canopy shot through with summer sun -- and a habitually blank expression. She was like a tenement whose front doors were inlaid with ivory, but whose halls held only silence and a thin film of dust.


AidanF said...

Nice imagery. Not sure I want to meet her; but I can picture her.

Loren Eaton said...

I don't think she'd be a very fun date at all.