Summer – Trifextra week 72 June 16, 2013freyathewriter I’m on a bit of a writing buzz today, so couldn’t resist my first entry into one of the Trifecta writing challenges – Trifextra. I’ve had my eye on this blog for a little while – it’s time to jump in! This weekend’s Trifextra challenge is to write exactly 33 words on what summer means to the writer. Summer means many things to me, so my offering below is just one aspect. ***** As a late-leaving office worker, now I can enjoy my version of London in all its deserted, light-blessed glory. No crowds to dodge, just space in which to reflect on the glass-bound skyscrapers. By Freya Writes Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
22 thoughts on “Summer – Trifextra week 72”
Welcome to Trifecta! There’s something magical about wandering amongst the skyscrapers in the evening, isn’t there? Great job with the prompt. Hope we see more of you!
Thank you for the welcome, Christine! Yes, even the cities can be beautiful in the summer, if you get the chance to look up (not whilst crossing roads, though!).
A really different and nice take… an empty city can be glorious…
Thanks Bjorn. I seem to spend most of my days there, so I thought I’d get creative with it. Beauty can be found in many different things.
This is quite an exciting challenge too! I have just had a look at the blog and have seen that the rules change from one challenge to the next.
Your text marches the picture perfectly! It is jot easy to write about London since so many authors have done it before. I like the ‘light-blessed glory’ and the ‘glass-bound skyscrapers’.
Thank you! Yes, I quite like the idea of there being different challenges each week, some very short, some not so short. I agree that London can be hard to write about, but this fitted quite well with something I was talking about only a few hours ago, connected with working late.
When I was London last February, I wanted to see Buckingham Palace again. It was very cold, dark and late so the place was totally deserted. It just felt like a different location altogether – as if this famous site was in a different place or if it was not really Buckingham Palace. Very weird!
Yes, it’s amazing how a place can feel very different, depending on how full or empty of people it may be.
welcome to the challenge! I guess I never thought of London as ever being deserted. Lovely picture to match.
Thank you for the welcome! Yes, London can indeed be very quiet – Sundays in the City of London are particularly empty…
Welcome, we’re glad to have you! I love that feeling of having the end of gorgeous day completely to myself. Don’t forget to come back and vote for your favorites!
Thank you for the Trifecta welcome! I’ll be voting soon…
Beautiful take on the prompt! I love London. You make me wish I was there! 🙂 Welcome to Trifecta!
Thank you, Suzanne, I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m sure Trifecta will be a lovely place to hang my scribe’s hat 🙂
Now I don’t feel so bad about working until after ten at night. I forget how nice a city can be at night!
I’m glad my piece helped you find a change of perspective!
There’s definitely something special about a city in the summer. Space to reflect – I get it.
Welcome to Trifecta!
I’m glad it meant something to you – and thank you for the welcome!
London is best when it’s quiet. I went down to Finnsbury Park last weekend – bloody people everywhere!
I like how you referred to it as your version.
How is the Big Smoke today? Less like the imagery in your piece I expect.
I used to think I was one of a few that preferred not to be around people… I think we ‘anti-social’ types are just looking for a bit of peace.
We all perceive our surroundings differently, I think. Today, it is busy, of course…
Interesting because it is a seldom expressed or seen side of London.
Thank you. Yes, the quieter side isn’t something we often think about, is it?