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Leaving Autumn

They danced through gentle early autumn’s breeze as the sun played on their vivid green faces The year marched stealthily toward winter. Sunlight visited rarely, and as their tree dispensed with its need for them, the autumn leaves donned their vibrant coats in red golden hues ‘til winter’s wild winds whisked them away.

In response to Julia’s Place 100 Word Challenge


About gillsrandomramblings

Working in education as a Child and Family Wellbeing Manager where I hope to make a small difference to the lives of vulnerable children and their families. Mum to 3 wonderful grown up children, provider of food and shelter to 2 ungrateful cats. New to blogging and not sure I'll write anything of interest, but here goes anyway....:o)

9 responses »

  1. I really like the piece being written from the leaves’ perspective. Very unusual and a good twist on the prompt.

  2. Excellent, effective use of personification. Great word picture.

  3. I love all the personification in here, especially the part about the leaves putting their coats on.

  4. How clever…they put on their fanciest garb after they’ve been dispensed with…Robin

  5. Meant to add: I’ll never look at summer leaves the same, knowing they are holding back, Robin

  6. Thank you all for your generous comments

  7. “The tree dispensed with it’s need for them.” Great line. I really liked this piece. Well done! laurie @ Battliung My Inner Critic

    • Thank you. Sadly, as soon as I saw the prompt for this challenge I went off and read about photosynthesis and the chemical processes involved in the leaves changing colour. I wasn’t inspired much, except by the notion that they actually change colour when they stop making food for the tree.

  8. I just love the idea of this personality of the leaves. Yes- I can see them donning coats to set off. Lovely images G!


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