Down

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The Dragon shuddered and groaned, struggling against the chains that fettered her. The winds howled, and for a moment it seemed she would fly free. But the winches drew the ship inexorably downward.

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This post is part of the Jade Dragon series. Though I try to make these installments enjoyable as individual pieces, I highly recommend that you read the series from the beginning to really get what’s going on.

This post was written in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge weekend Trifextra prompt:

And now on to our quick weekend challenge.  This weekend, we’re sending you back to English 101 to revisit the concept of literary devices.  We want you to give us a 33-word example of personification.

27 responses to “Down

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  2. Beautifully written! Very visually compelling – and great take on personification.

  3. Lots of excellent imagery, as always with your writing. Good work. Thanks.

  4. This is really good!

  5. kymminbarcelona

    Oh, no! sinking ships make me so sad.

  6. You’ve created a wonderful sense of distress in the ship with this. Well done!

  7. Love this part…But the winches drew the ship inexorably downward. I’m picturing a black and grey sky, huge waves crashing, lightning… Wonderful.

  8. tight, tense, and terrific…well written, Christine

  9. Ooo I could hear the shifting and groans (:

  10. Lots of sound in your 33 words. I can hear the shuddering and groaning and the winches. Wonderful. And I love the word, inexorably.

  11. I always love your reading your descriptive words. And the personifications were perfect.

  12. neat how you fit all these prompts into your story – could feel the winds in this one 🙂

  13. I love how you can continue this story forward with only 33-words….I could never do that!

  14. Very good personification. I enjoyed it.

  15. An excellent piece-love “dragons”:-)

  16. Excellently worded for the challenge. Nicely done.

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