Quick write: Taking time to grasp at flies


Ah, it’s one of the beautiful memories of my childhood summers–chasing fireflies as they flitted and hummed in the dark.

(Flickr: Jeff Turner)

(Flickr: Jeff Turner)

Challenge your writing skills today.

Describe the process of catching these gleaming creatures and slipping them into a jar.

Read: Paint a word portrait and punch up your prose

Describe the night — the smells, the sounds and the scene that has unfolded before you.

Then, offer your readers a vivid word portrait of how the fleeting bits of light are finally captured.

Kerri S. Mabee is managing editor at and founder of Breeze Media & Communications. Learn more about her at kerrismabee.comFollow @EducatedWriter.



Kerri S. Mabee

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