Flash: Crystal

Her laughter, the tinkling of the crystal chandelier as the breeze played through it each time the door opened; she drew all eyes in the room without conscious thought. Waiters stumbled over themselves bringing her another flute of champagne, another tray of hors d’oeuvre to select from with her perfectly manicured fingers.

She was once one of them; they remembered her. She gently smiled and thanked them, then searched the room. Whom would she allow a dance tonight, to hold her close to beg her favor? The room held its collective breath, anticipation palpable.

True crooked her finger and danced.


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  1. singleworkingmomswm says:

    I just love this one! The imagery you present is so powerful, Val. Totally awesomesauce. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. You’re such a tease

  3. An inspirational Flash… Pure Crystal… ๐Ÿ™‚ speaking of which I have several of which I cleansed in the Moon light and need to charge with intent to work their magic upon my garden…. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love and Light Val xxx

  4. Seriously cool. True knows where she is and where she came from. Well done!

  5. Well done. You can picture it clearly in your mind.

  6. A fairy tale that most would want to star in – and some do ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. This one is beautiful. True is quite an enigma. So self-aware, yet still searching. I really like her.

    Terrific flash, my sister.

  8. I like that she considers it a favor for others to dance with her!

  9. I think there is a complex story here… and sometimes writing little scenes first is essential for seeing the character that you can build a novel around.

  10. I hear the sound of her laughter. Magical. A stunning picture, and I hear music too…

  11. This is beautiful….
    A hint of lonely and isolation in the midst of attention. Love this one.

  12. Not sure why, but there’s a streak of sadness for me in this one … and what was she wishing for?

    • I don’t know Frank, True is becoming a regular. I find she is consistent in some of these Flashes, she seems to always have an air of mystery and a bit of sadness. I like her, don’t you?

  13. Another excellent flash, Val!

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