Five-Hundred Word Challenge 726: Vast Plains

Vast plains lie in an open view, stretching far beyond the imagination allows one to think. There is a lot of ground to cover, but all the time in the world so there is no need to rush through the whole thing, This of course means that detail can be observed and atmosphere can be absorbed.

Plants fill the ground in most of its coverage, and trees, shrubs and various formations dot the view. It is lush and vibrant where it needs to be, though in parts almost overly so. The sounds of various organisms carry themselves clearly, with little in the way to block the pushing outward from a source.

The expanse is wide and lovely. Some sort of larger form of terrain rises off in the distance, but there is no worry about reaching it at the present time. It’s all about the exploration right now. It’s all about checking out a river flowing calmly, away from the ocean, yet still affected by the tide’s levels. There are many things to see and much time in which it can all be seen.

The sounds of water flowing slowly lead to the sight of animals drinking and grazing. They seem to be in a rather relaxed state themselves. Any predators in this particular spot could have a difficult time in trying to catch them as this spot is particularly devoid of places that allow the disguising of oneself, thus increasing the chances of sneaking up on anything that might be unsuspecting of danger.

From there the sound of wind blowing lightly reveals itself to the ear as the eyes move toward something else. They move toward the openness once more, looking to pick a location to go to so as to be able to have some sort of walking goal, but of course they settle on nothing in particular as there is so much to see and explore that it ends up so much easier to wander around aimlessly, stumbling upon things that might not necessarily be apparent.

And so the journey continues, along the plains and into various places of interest. the sounds of animals stretch out as far as the plains themselves, though not as one continuous sound. Various flora make themselves apparent without even trying and so many things catch the eye. It is a fascinating place to be and it is all there, signifying the power and majesty of existence.

Unfortunately, even having no hurry does not necessarily mean that it all has to come to an end and so eventually meandering and exploring can no longer be considered as something sustainable to the journey. There comes a point where the continuing onward to whatever destination it was that lay far, far ahead must be journeyed to and so focus on continuing on returns once more. It is a shame as there was more to see than time permitted. Perhaps on the return trip there will be more than enough time to keep on exploring.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 09:41:14

I struggled quite a lot with this one.
I think that somewhere I may have been able to turn this into something, but I didn’t get through.

There’s some imagery, but not enough, I think.

Written at home.



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I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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2 Responses to Five-Hundred Word Challenge 726: Vast Plains

  1. Narxysm says:

    I saw the number in the post and I admire the fact that you’ve been following this challenge for years. How do you find inspiration and what led you to start this?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Cheers.

      I just enjoy writing quite a lot. Beyond that, there’s probably something that inspires me to keep writing, though whatever it is I’m not sure.

      I wanted to work more on stream-of-consciousness writing when I started this off. Still do. I’m pretty sure there were other reasons, but I can’t quite remember.


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