Abstractions, a recurring post, is one of my all time favorite ways to play with words. An abstraction is a concept that acts as a super-categorical noun for all subordinate concepts, and connects any related concepts as a group, field, or category. (Clear?) They are words like love, hate, joy, beauty, cunning, disgust. Abstractions make fine writing prompts as well as being a kind of poetry or a piece of flash fiction.
Write two or three sentences using the following simple rules.You can change them around.
1: Abstraction plus verb plus place
2: Describe what the abstraction is wearing
3: Summarize the action
Today's ABSTRACTION is: HOPE
|Hope, by George Frederic Watts (1817-1904)|
Wearing a sheer silken shift, Hope seeps into the tiniest cracks. She permeates even the most misanthropic mind and will not be denied.
Hope hides behind the curtain.
Dressed in light
She sings us out of darkness.
Now it's your turn. I "hope" you'll share your abstraction in the comments.