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Personal Descriptive Writing - The Long Coarse Grass

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Personal Descriptive Writing. The long coarse grass jerked and danced by the cliff edge, and white foam from the churning sea below flew like scattered snow as the wind whisked it up and away. At the bottom of the steep, rocky drop lay a large sandy beach, the pale yellow grains intermingling with smooth grey pebbles. The gusts of wind whipped up the smooth sand into blinding clouds of grit, as the white foam swirled amongst it, mingling together like storm clouds. The sea, a surging, restless mass was a deep, dull grey-green, stretching out towards the horizon, flecked with frothy white surf, which bobbed and boiled on the surface of this huge cauldron. ...read more.


Along the coastline stretched a cliff, its dark face harsh against the sea and sky, while the waves and spray were continually dashed against the jagged rocks beneath. A few sheep huddled together amongst the thin grass, a puny show of resistance against the storm. On this coastline stood a house, a lone white bungalow. It was small, square, and somehow defiant, as thought determined to resist nature's fury. The grass growing around its walls was at least a foot tall, while amongst the tangle of weeds in the flower beds lurked a few battered plants, the flowers of which had long since died. ...read more.


The damp, clinging smell of decayed wood mingled with the briny, salty air from outside. Gradually the storm began to subside, and as it became more subdued other sounds began to emerge. The screeching of seagulls became audible, and as the wind dropped a peaceful atmosphere came over the house. One could picture the happier days when it was full of rowdy children, when the garden was well kept, and when there was an essence of life other than that of the rats and mice. The clouds broke apart outside, and a frail beam of sunlight snaked its way into the bungalow, throwing light on the walls and floorboards. Outside, a chaffinch started to sing. ...read more.

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