Fifteen Minutes Of Fiction Writing Gallery

Beautiful and Deadly: Description of a mountain peak, with ice on the trees and rocks
Posted by Janee, Oct 7, 2007. 1645 views. ID = 125

Beautiful and Deadly

Posted by Janee, Oct 7, 2007. 1645 views. ID = 125
This post was written in 12 minutes.
This post has been awarded 8 stars by 3 readers.

It's another world, separate from our own, where the air is thin, the clouds are near, and every color is more alive, more vibrant than the colors we know. No streets, no cars, no blaring of horns mar the silent solitude of these rocky peaks.

Winds whip across the mountain heights, tearing at the stubborn trees, shredding their foliage, and never granting them permission to grow any higher than a lawn shrub. The force of that wind carries dirt and dust across the peak, and blasts the faces of the rocks smooth and bare.

Rain on these peaks quickly turns to glistening icicles on the rough barked trees. The sun catches these icicles, and turns the peak into a light show to rival anything we could create. But the rain doesn't just fall on the trees; it also forms into sheets of ice stretching out across the bare rocks, making the ridges treacherous for climbers.

The mountain says to us: Yes, I am beautiful. But I am also deadly. Treat me with respect.

We hear her message, but with all our arrogance, we ignore her.

Copyright 2007 Janee. All rights reserved. has been granted non-exclusive rights to display this work. For permission to reprint this item, please contact the author.

You must be logged in to comment on or rate this writing.

Click here to join the Fifteen Minutes Of Fiction Writing Community!

This post has been awarded 8 stars by 3 readers.
This post is part of a writing prompt: The Mountain Peak

Search for Great Fiction

Use the google search bar below to find writings exclusively on this site.

Custom Search

News!    Writing Prompt    My Assignment    FAQ    Contact    Privacy Policy    Search     Terms of Use     Login