OneWord - "Mercury"

The prompt over at OneWord is “mercury.” A little stream of consciousness. I kinda like it.

Emotions rise and fall like quicksilver in a glass vessel; shocking heat rises in his cheeks, sending the mercury rising.
Her coolness feigns a drop in surface temperature, but it’s all an act. Cool to the touch, but she’s a smoldering match tucked into tinder.

6 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Such heat!

Donna said...

I enjoyed this.

"...but she’s a smoldering match tucked into tinder."

Love it.

Good to see you getting back to the swing of things.

maglomaniac said...

"Her coolness feigns a drop in surface temperature".
I agree,all an act.

~Harsha

Dee Martin said...

Loved that last line especially. Fanning now :)

sarah haliwell said...

I kinda like it too.

You're good at this sort of thing.

Just someone said...

The last line was great!