This really isn’t funny, except I often wonder why some novels always seem to start this way?  My grandson, now a senior in high school, would often make a contribution to one of my plays in progress and it started with – It was dark.

Is there something to be said for setting up a story using such a description?  Or it simply an overused circumscribing of the ambience of a location.  To say something is dark, just what are you trying to imply?  What exactly is dark and who is it?  We obviously need to be a little more specific.

For example: The luscious, exquisite, dark chocolate beckoned the appetite of a tall, dark and handsome young man, as he sauntered to the light switch.   He sunk his pearly whites into the sumptuous treat and flipped the switch.   It was no longer dark.

OK, enough rambling.  It was dark!


About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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