Kate sighed as she viewed the landscape around her. It was farm country. Black dapples spread over lush green, their brown spotted white counterparts dispersed like a chess game among them. Large metal silos and red barns with big black roofs were a common site along the highway. The houses varied from small, simplistic single-story homes to large plantation homes. It seemed like the smaller the house, the larger the farm was. It was an interesting contrast; one she made sure to note in her journal.
She had grown up on a farm, though hers was nothing like these. The farm she had grown up on was a dairy farm, a large development on very small land space. The house she grew up in was a small ranch style, with a great bay window she would sit and read in until it grew too dark to read. The inside was gently furnished with hand-me-downs her mother kept tidy and neat. Handmade Afghans and knitted curtains lent color to dull rooms. Her father kept the paint fresh and her mother tended a flower garden across the front that gave the house a simple beauty she’d never seen replicated elsewhere. While it had been small, it had been happy, and the farm left her with many good memories of days filled with chasing chickens, afternoons jumping from a tire swing into the creek that ran behind her house, and feeling the wind on her face as she galloped through the woods.
So this week, our assignment was setting, in 250 words. I chose to go back into my NANO novel and picked a scene from the beginning of the book, the world around where most of the story takes place. Tell me, did I put you in the scene? Could you picture it?
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