I inhale the crisp, clean mountain air. As I touch the peeling paint on the old porch railing, the rotted wood groans and breaks.
I take a sharp breath as I windmill my arms to regain balance. Smelling the moist decay, I tenderly test each step until I reach the door.
Pushing it open, stale air whooshes in my face. Mice skitter across the floor, disturbed by my presence. Old cheese crackers gray with age are strewn across the kitchen.
The broken army trunk lays on its side next to the crumbling brick fireplace.
I love the possibilities.
This post was written in response to this week's prompt from Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus. The literary device to use this week is Sensory Details. Describe the image using five senses: perception, hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste. WORD COUNT - Not to exceed 100 words. STYLE OF WRITING - Sensory Details Literary Device NO ADDITIONAL PICTURES
THE PROMPT THIS WEEK IS:
The prompt photo reminded me of an old neglected house upstate that bordered our property. On further investigation, I discovered it belonged to an old man who was dying of AIDS. I called him because I loved his house. We were in negotiations for me to buy it (I was 17 at the time and was going to use my college fund to pay for the property) when he died. His daughter ended up selling the property to a group of 6 hunters who only come up a couple times a year. I'm not a fan of hunting, and I still feel, 10 years later, that they stole my property. I will find some way to own it one day. That house calls to me.