Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Choose Your Color - 31 Days

Welcome back!  For today I'm using a different writing prompt than the one offered by Kate Motaung, who's hosting 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes.  I found this one on The Daily Post, and it's called Local Color.  Here's the prompt:
Imagine we lived in a world that's all of a sudden devoid of color, but where you're given the option to have just one object keep its original hue.  Which object (and which color) would that be?

Ooh, this is a tough question.  I like the colors of spring, the colors of fruits and vegetables, the colors of the sky.

I could easily do without the colors of clothing; actually, black and white would make it easier to match pants and a top, right?  Same with colors of fabrics around the house:  furniture, linens, tablecloths.  And other objects around the house:  plates, books, appliances.  No big deal.

I think I could do without a blue sky, because I like overcast and rainy days.

The colors of spring would be harder to give up:  the first crocus, the bright yellow daffodil, the green lawn after a winter of brown.

But I think what I would choose to keep its own color would be people's eyes.  As they say, the eyes are the window to the soul, and I wouldn't want to give that up.  I always notice eye colors.

If I have to be more specific, I'd choose my husband's eyes.  I vividly remember noticing his eyes on our second date.  I couldn't stop gazing at the flecks of gold in those velvety brown eyes.

What would you choose?


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  1. I would hate to give up the color sky blue, my absolute favorite color, ever since I was a young child. I would Always love looking at the sky for the perfect blue.

  2. I would hate to give up the yellow of the daffodils, the first things to come alive after a long winter. It's always a thrill to see them.

  3. I would like to keep the color yellow... but like you - eyes tell a story and i love seeing the colors in them


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