The drabble challenge is a weekly challenge , hosted by Aheila on her blog : http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com A reminder how it works : read the prompt and find your angle ; write a drabble (100 word story , give or take 5 words) ; post a direct link to the drabble in your comments .
My alarm beeps . It is time . I retreat to my special place , my haven that provides a balm , restores my soul , rejuvenates my spirit . The ritual begins . First a few minutes of silent and restful contemplation . Then I re-position the small rocks , the smooth and shiny pebbles polished to a high gloss . The fine sand in colours of beige and white are neutral , relaxing , pleasing . I rake the sand in long , curved strokes , creating a pattern that evokes the ripples of water .
A new day . A new pattern . A new sense … a new awareness … a new purpose in life emerge from my zen garden .