We are rejoining David and continuing directly from last week’s snippet from Giant Killer:
Retrieving his staff, he returned to the shade of the nearby olive tree, swallowed greedily from his water bladder, and took up his lyre from where it leaned against the tree; he plucked its strings, trying to recall the melody he’d been constructing when the lamb went off the edge. Humming to himself, he strummed and began to play.
Rich chords, sounding larger than the small harp from which they sprang, filled the dusty afternoon air. A melody, light and lyrical, intertwined amongst them, cavorting with first one chord and then another. Running up-scale and down-, the notes floated around him, hanging in the hazy light. The youth’s fingers flew across the strings, dancing lightly over the instrument as they wove the enchanting music—even the sheep stopped to listen.
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This sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for commenting, Tory!
I really like the scene setting here, the little details. The story of David and Jonathan is a good one. Looking forward to seeing more of it.
It’s not easy to bring a familiar character to life in your own way, so vividly. Well done, thanks for sharing.
I’m glad you stopped by, Chris! Thanks for the support.
I agree with Elin. You’ve really set such a harmonic scene, with perfectly chosen details. It was a joy to read.
Glad you enjoyed it, JM!
Beautifully written–almost prose-like in the construction and description. Well done, C.C.!
Like the sheep, I stopped to hear the music. Well done!
Chip, thanks for taking the time to comment!
Beautiful description! Great six!
Thanks for reading, Siren!
Okay, buster, where’s this week’s? 🙂
So sorry … had some sort of technical issue with the scheduling function.
Mea culpa! But we’re up now!
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