Thursday, February 24, 2011

CHALLENGE! Do You Smell That?

Remember when Dwayne Johnson was a wrestler? Can you SMELL what The Rock is cookin'?

Yeah...that has almost nothing to do with this post. HA!

Here in Ohio, we had temperatures in the fifties last weekend. The sky was clear, the birds were a'chirpin', and the sun shined brighter than the...well, you get the idea. I remember thinking 'I want to smell the sun on this gorgeous day.' Then, someone asked me what I was thinking, and I actually spoke those words out loud.

Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to write up to two sentences describing exactly what the sun smells like to you. I'll pick one winner on Saturday, 2/26/11, from all the posts and mail you a copy of The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. I was inspired by this post and this post to give away this book. No, I didn't win it anywhere, but it sounds great and anxiously waits on my Kindle wish list (maybe for March?).

Here's my description (warning, I had to scrape ice off my car on Tuesday, so I may have forgotten the musical prose tinkering inside my noggin last weekend):

The sun smells like my glass of Brita-filtered water, but sweetened by the perfume of spring, of tulips, hyacinth, and ripe-to-bursting strawberries, all laid out on the prettiest towel on the saltiest beach.

Hmm, smell is tough. :) Give it a shot!

And FLY TO 500 ends soon. Enter here!


1 comment:

Caryn Caldwell said...

I've seen this book everywhere, but haven't read it yet, so I'll try. The sun smells like the warm fur of a sleeping cat, the pungent grass freshly cut, and a hot desert morning, all rolled into one glowing orange ball of light.