It Was A Tenebrous An Blustery Night, Or Was It…Purple Prose?

Snoopy, at his literary best, by Charles Schulz.

Snoopy, at his literary best, by Charles Schulz.

I have just finished the first chapter of my new novel, here is a brief excerpt:

At first, it was a shadowy and menacing gloom. But, then it became a overcast foul fog. It wasn’t long before it was a cloudy windy twilight. Still, it was a drab dreary dusk.

With it being a dim, yet murky late day, some would call it an opaque and wet early evening. However, it really was a black and threatening nightfall.

As it progressed it eased into a grimy, sooty and rainy inky-looking after dark. Nonetheless, you could tell it was an obscure and wild nightfall. night

Soon it was an aphotic and gusty nighttime… definitely not a stygian and turbulent day—we’re definitely talking pitch-black here!

By nine o’clock it was a downright nebulous downpour of a bedtime. Yes, it was a crespuscular squal of a dead of night—and that wasn’t easy to say—believe me.

As it grew later you could tell it was a atramentous and raging midnight. After twelve AM (you’re still up?) it was an  undeniably caliginous and raging, howling, witching hour. I think it’s safe to say, it was a lurid and—really coming down—predawn.

In short—it was a dark and stormy night.

Hey, Snoopy had this idea first, I was just trying to improve on it. And besides, he never finished the novel anyway… probably because he was missing a fourth finger.

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33 comments on “It Was A Tenebrous An Blustery Night, Or Was It…Purple Prose?

  1. Haha, dark and stormy night… 🙂

    If weather reporters could only be as entertaining as this post, I may look past their incompetence. Though you are entertaining and competent as well!

  2. lol… wow! was all I could manage a couple sentences in. I was beginning to question the darkness of the night till it kept getting darker and i was torn between flipping through my dictionary and the temptation to look out my window to see if the sky was still the same.
    its beautiful! now I Know to bring my dictionary along for the ride next time lol.

  3. So er…I don’t know why I think this, I mean I have absolutely no clue where the thought came from, but I’m guessing that it was a dark and stormy night.

  4. I’m with Kate on this one… looking forward to your love scenes ~ there will be some, won’t there? I mean if it was so caliginous and lurid, what better way to occupy one’s time than with some hot and steamy sex?

  5. “Yes, it was a crespuscular squal of a dead of night—and that wasn’t easy to say—believe me.”

    Ha! I’m still trying to say it. I can’t quite pull it off.

  6. “In short—it was a dark and stormy night”~~> 😀 Laughing out Loud…
    [I admire your abilities to write so many sentences!. Such a good plot developer!] …
    All my best wishes. Aquileana ⭐

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