It’s in your stars

Tell it simple; but tell a bit more.
A bare bones story tells what happened but detail is left wanting.
How much better if you reveal more circumstance?
Your characters have five senses: mostly.
We remember the smell of a farmyard as we turn in the gate of an unvisited house.
We hear the timbre of a voice; the hoarse passion of a lover’s revelation.
Who does not know the slow, catching, feel of a light summer top slipping over a swim-damp body?
Frosted stars are to be seen, if we look up; raw carrot newly drawn from the soil is immediate to taste.
We speak so we might be heard.
Spring arrives;  summer on its heels; autumn stirs leaves, the grass in the meadow, winter brings warm nights indoors, deathly cold outside.
Fill out your story: for there is more to be said, surely.

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