|Dawn in central Italy|
Amber stripes of afternoon sunlight
[Jewel tone] drapes
[Children] laughing, playing [games]
[Pale blue] sky
[Pine trees] stretch [upward]
Sit for a moment, not looking at your list but taking in your surroundings. Then go back over the list and replace any ambiguous words. Examples above are in brackets.
Next to each phrase, add another phrase describing your emotional response to the sensory perception. Now, of the phrases you've written, arrange them in an order — it could be less intense to most intense emotion, or the reverse, or from the top to the bottom of your field of vision, or the reverse. See if you can craft a flash fiction or creative nonfiction piece from what you've written.
If you'd like to share what you've created, email me. Happy writing!