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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I remember that


I’ve been working on a new story set on the farm/ranchland reminiscent of where I grew up in South Dakota, and just as I was debating with myself on how to properly describe a particular setting, we had an overnight rainfall. 

I was suddenly reminded me of rainfall on our farm and how a slough located between the main pasture and our farmyard would smell just after those rains.  I was surprised how the thought of that distinctive pungent odor came rushing back to me – and how quickly it gave me a couple of ideas to use in the descriptive parts of my new story.