65 Extracted Words – The Tease – October 2019

 October 2019

I write flash fiction, non-fiction, essays and novels. This month’s Tease is from a short fiction piece in progress.

 

The wet trail smells like childhood and the sky is painted dark like death. Between the two, hanging from the horizon, burn the changing leaves of Autumn, and his life. Slog, trudge – pause to glimpse the beautiful, the mysterious – then slog, trudge and carry on once more. The trail seemed to be all that mattered, all that existed, aside from his thoughts … and the fire.

Slavin Conservation Area – Late Summer

This former homestead provides a unique setting for natural wetlands.

Our September visit to the James T. Slavin Conservation Area provided some scenic shots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A related post showing the same region can be found here.

 

Flowers and Reflections – Riverside State Park

Bloomin’ Mt. Spokane

The trails of Mt. Spokane create a vibrant backdrop for the blooming flora of June.

 

 

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For more pictures of the Mt. Spokane State Park experience, visit Mt. Kit Carson – Bear Grass Festival and Quartz Mountain – Aptly Named .

March? Snow end in sight.

With our second snowiest February butting up against a freezer-box March, it doesn’t appear a spring thaw is coming to the Inland Northwest any time soon.

 

With our second snowiest and fifth coldest February on record, the winter just won’t let up. Here’s our latest adventure in white.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horseshoe Lake Drainage – Autumn

Fall colors visit the Little Spokane River Valley.

 

 

 

 

 

Crater Lake

Always intriguing, Crater Lake acquires an increased dimension of mystery under the smoke of this summer’s wildfires.

 

 

 

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