by Snow Vampire
Word Prompt: kettle, blanket, cabin, branches, lake, windowpane, sleet, crackling
|I inhaled the fresh scent of dawn,
as I strolled along the shores of Lake Wobegon
listing to the sounds of autumn.
A blanket of fog
lay low over the water concealing
the Isles of Healing.
A gentle breeze
caressed the branches
of old growth trees,
that created the Forest of Enchantments.
I came to a cobble stone path--
leading out of the forest,
and ending at the water's edge--
whose sleet covered stones shone
with a light all their own.
I stepped onto the path,
walked under the forest canopy,
and paused to listen
to a distant crackling,
like laughter echoing,
through the forest.
I continued my journey
until I came to a clearing,
in the center of which stood a cabin,
with a robin
perched on its porch.
I stepped onto the porch,
looked through its cracked windowpane
and saw a fire in the hearth
warming steaming kettle
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