The Chord – Walk in the Woods

Here is another scene from “The Chord”. It needs some work, but it’s my day to post, so I’m posting what I have. Thanks for your comments, inspiration and feedback. It means more to me than you realize.

“The Chord – Walk in the Woods”

Kirsti kept to the narrow trail, all the while keeping an eye and ear out for Patton who must have chased down a squirrel, as a loud chatter could be heard off to the right of the trail. Kirsti enjoyed taking walks in the woods, as she found being outdoors, alone, to be rejuvenating. She appreciated their acreage of oak, maple, pine and birch as if it was their own slice of Eden. She enjoyed the change in seasons, each one with its own unique sounds, colors, textures, and feel. On her walks, she would occasionally see a porcupine and a sometimes a skunk.  Deer were an often appearance, more so in the fall. And last year, she had even seen the signs of a black bear.

The trail opened up to a field of ripening wild raspberries. Kirsti paused to pick a handful of the gum drop shaped berries and popped them into her mouth. She closed her eyes as she enjoyed the natural sweetness of the juicy fall berries. Patton, seeing Kirsti eating, ran up in anticipation of eating something, anything. Kirsti looked at Patton and held out a berry between her fingers. Patton took it gently and inhaled.

They continued their walk towards a small river that marked the edge of the property, where Kirsti noticed fresh four wheeler tracks that across the property, following the river. She wondered who they belonged to and what they had been doing. Her thoughts about the tracks were interrupted by Patton who was frantically barking and digging at a pile of logs that lay on the far edge of the field. A breeze blew across the field, carrying with it the odor of decomposition. Kirsti yelled, “Patton, get over here. I don’t need you getting sick eating some dead animal.”

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3 thoughts on “The Chord – Walk in the Woods

  1. diditevercrossyourmind says:

    as usual mystery remains your forte. The last paragraph was actually very interesting, ii was hoping to read ahead, however the first part of your piece seemed a bit dry, in the sense that it seemed more like an essay than a story, the part im talking about is the one where the forest is described and the part where she eats the berries, you seem to have veered away a little, but once again, very good ending, keeps you guessing..

    • keithwrites1 says:

      Thank you for the comments and suggestions! A rewrite is definitely in order. 🙂 I hope you are well. How is your writing coming along?

      • diditevercrossyourmind says:

        Im very well thank you, hope that you are as well. Since i just moved back to college my writings not back on yet 😛 however i will be posting a piece asap 🙂 looking forward to your next piece..

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