Descriptive Writing (Weather) Morning A silvery mist cloaked the land as dewdrops glistening on blades of grass gradually evaporated as the sun rose in the horizon. The dual hues of blue and orange painted the picturesque morning sky. The tranquility of the wee hours of dawn soon gave way to bustling activities. I was roused from my deep slumber by Mother’s persistent ruckus in the kitchen. She gave a lazy stretch, basking in the warm rays of the morning sun. He took a deep breath of the crisp invigorating cool air. The nagging shrill of the alarm clock was sheer torture to my ears. The new day beckoned with a radiant sun and clusters of magnolia white clouds. The glare of the morning sun helped me fight the sleepiness that was still dwelling in me. The sky rose from its slumber as it went from orange to blue. The shrill ringing of the alarm clock jarred him from his sweet slumber. The heavenly aroma of hot tea lingered in the fresh morning air. Afternoon Heatwaves radiated off the asphalt as the cars lumbered lazily down the highway. The heat emitting from the blistering afternoon sun baked the ground to a dreary brown. The midday sun shot its obstructive rays all around. The glare from the afternoon sun burst through the thick columns of cumulous clouds. The golden blistering sun was the sole ornament in the vast azure blue sky. The buzzing of traffic created a din, spiking the temperatures up another notch. The lunch crowd in the food court chatted vivaciously. The creaking of the rocking chair coupled with the gentle whistling of the temperate breeze sent him into forty winks. The raucous sounds of children merry-making at the carnival seemed to become louder under the influence of the hot afternoon air. The enervating heat sapped the last of their energy. The humid air was sultry and oppressive. The journey home was made treacherous by the carnivorous heat from the high afternoon sun that was attacking my exposed limbs. The balmy breeze blew across the town on the sleepy Sunday afternoon, its gentle touch soothing and caressing for a siesta. My lips cracked as an insatiable thirst worked its way up my throat due to the heat of the afternoon. The radiating heat intensified the tangy salt air of the ocean, creating an invigorating mix to the delightful afternoon. The awning of trees provided a brief respite from the scorching heat of the afternoon sun. Evening The rich opulent reds and purple was a contrast to the prior cool aqua blue as the setting sun made its final performance for the day. The mesmerizing evening sky was so captivating that Mother Earth seemed to stop in her tracks relishing in the beauty. The picturesque scenery of sunset amidst the skyscrapers was like the artwork of Picasso. The cacophony of birds chirping boisterously as they clustered in the trees back to their nests was parallel to that of the bustling traffic rushing by on the roads back to their homes. Impatient drivers thronged the roads with their furious honking as they clamoured to get out of the maddening traffic. As dusk descended, another familiar set of sounds reverberated in the atmosphere. The sea sprang to life as the setting sun cast playful streaks of copper and gold on its surface, like an artist’s stokes on a masterpiece. The final moment of dusk was surreal as the time seemed to pause to catch its concluding breath. The weather-beaten roads groaned under the weight of the evening traffic that was marching upon it. The cool evening breeze dissipated the intense heat of the merciless afternoon sun. Stale perspiration hung heavily in the crowded train as commuters crammed themselves into any possible standing space. The evening sun roasted the cerulean blue sky to a feisty orange. The pungent fumes from the cars’ exhaust pipes left a choking odour in the air. Night The crescent moon hung ceremoniously in the sky accompanied by a couple of stars twinkling like an entourage. Spots of light from the towering flats framed the neighbourhood’s night landscape with a subtle glow. The dissonance of bustling traffic soon slowed to a dwindle as night set in, punctuated only by the occasional honking The obscurity of the night was augmented by the eerie silence. Darkness loomed over the area, sending chills down the nape of his neck. The scent of freshly-sunned bedsheets enveloped her senses as she snuggled into the warm cozy bed. The deserted street was dimly lit by the soft pearly glow of the spherical moon. Rain The column of thick cumulous clouds was like an opened dam as rain gushed down, drenching tar on the roads into a deep grey hue. Not a single inch of land was spared from the onslaught. The slight drizzle escalated to a heavy downpour. The previous needle-like raindrops became engorged tears in mere seconds. The persistent rain was all out to down the earth as it showed no signs of weakening to a soft drizzle. Rivulets of rain slicked down the glossy coats of upturned umbrellas as some brave souls ventured out into the thunderstorm. The jolt of lightning seared through the air, leaving behind a trail of burning scent. The musky smell of impending rain hung in the atmosphere, its unique scent invading my senses. (Actions) Run The sudden alarm made the thief sprint like a gold medal Olympian out of the house and straight into the ambush that was laid in place for him. The students whizzed out of the classroom in a jiffy the moment the class was dismissed. The students clamoured off the tour bus and surged towards the entrance. The students erupted out of the school gates in a chaotic commotion upon dismissal. The paramedics bellowed emergency instructions as they rocketed through the corridors leading to the operation theatres. The robbers were on a rampage as they ripped through the busy streets in a bid to escape. He propelled forward at a throbbing pace chasing the suspect persistently down the next five streets. Unable to withstand the malodorous stench, he vaulted out instantly. Talk The baby was chuckling gaily and his cherubic face was an expression of gleefulness. Mother’s barrage of scolding was suddenly replaced by a seriously livid expression when she finally saw the broken vase. A sinister smirk materialized on the kidnapper’s face as he spoke in a contorted voice to demand for ransom. The class prefect enunciated the teacher’s instructions to the class in a clear steady voice. In a thunderous outburst, Father rammed his fist on the table and lectured me in a deadpan tone for my misdemeanour. In a breathless concoction of rage and dissatisfaction, the waiter retorted agitatedly in the most scathing tone he could muster. “Hand over your wallet,” he sneered in a sinister tone. Look With a condescending glance, the arrogant girl dismissed her maid. I forced my heavy eyelids open and blinked blearily at the rattling alarm clock by the side of my bed. She spun around and darted her eyes suspiciously around the whole examination hall when she heard whispers. With a tinge of sadness, the teacher’s eyes were dewy with tears as she appreciated her student’s farewell gift for her. It was a hideous sight to set one’s eyes upon. The scent sent unease right to the gut of my stomach. Father’s eyes were fixated on the sports car that had just zoomed past the traffic junction. Mother regarded him with her piercing gaze and immediately a lump of trepidation formed in his throat. (Feelings) Happy All the tourists were feeling buoyant. Their exuberance bloomed throughout the tour coach as everyone burst into cheerful chatter. He was euphoric and cried tears of joy when he won the competition. Her heart palpitated wildly and somersaulted in excitement as the plane soared to the sky. He was at loss for words and was choked with bliss when he saw his bride. The winners could finally savour the sweet taste of success after all their hard work. Encouraging cheers ricocheted throughout the stadium. Overwhelming exhilaration manifested on the coach’s expression when his team emerged as champions. The smile cracked across her face like a sunbeam. The blissfulness could be seen from the radiant glow that gleaming on her cheeks. The audience convulsed into laughter and applauded thunderously when the comedy came to an end. The class erupted into euphoric jubilation when the teacher announced that everyone passed with flying colours. Triumph assailed her in waves when she came in top of the class. Sad Melancholy was significantly written all over her face. Misery was blatantly etched across her features when she failed to find her missing cat. Despair lingered in her watery eyes whenever she recalled the unfortunate incident. He bemoaned in tears and sobs at the devastating news. Mother lamented in sighs and resignations at the amount of housework that she had to do. Her speech was filled with poignancy that many in the audience were moved to tears. She felt the twinge of bereavement in her heart. He plummeted into the depths of despair and his heart ached acutely. Grief washed over her in tides and she sank onto the couch like a lifeless doll as her legs gave way. Salty tears stung her tongue when she could no longer hold back her stifling sobs. Sadness stung her nose, constricted her throat and rendered her speechless. The grief-stricken mother railed and lamented at the injustice that had taken her son’s life. Anguish enveloped her like a wave, crashing into her relentlessly. Sorrow sank into her bones with an unshakeable piercing chill. The distressing news ripped him of his appetite, making everything taste like sandpaper. Angry Wrath emitted from father’s sombre expression as the veins bulged from his temple. Father spoke with so much bile in his baritone voice that we all thought he would explode anytime. Spiteful words tumbled out in torrents when the spoilt child screamed at her maid. In a moment of fury, the boy tore his school books into shreds. The teacher bridled vehemently at the outrageously rude rebuttal from the new student. Anger vibrated from every vein in her body as her heartbeat worked into a frenzy with her rising blood pressure. The teacher clenched her teeth as she took umbrage at the students’ insolence. Her infuriation rose in notches. He spit out words a syllable at a time so as to amplify his anger at her. Father pulled no punches with the scathing words that were cascading from his mouth. There was obvious lividness that was exploding from her stiff posture. Anger flickered in the pit of her stomach like acid eroding and eating away at her. Fury pulsated from every fibre in his body. Fear Her pupils dilated as consternation descended upon her. Her eyebrow shot to the hairline disappearing beneath her bangs as she gawked in wide-eyed terror. The erratic thumping of her heart was driving her into a deeper panic. Appalled at the deplorable condition, she stood aghast totally flabbergasted. A shudder swept down the length of his spine sending goosebumps to break out like an infection across his body. He wiped his sweaty palms on his jeans and steadied his pulse as he ventured deeper into the forest. Fear ripped into his lungs robbing him of all oxygen. He was left gasping in terror. We could acutely smell the panic that lingered in the room when we were taken hostage. She could hear her own pulses as her heart palpitated with the chilling fear that was setting in. His stomach knotted in a tight fist, clenching his intestines as fear swamped him.