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8/12/2010

100 Word Challenge - Worthless

What follows is in response to the 100 Word Challenge, usually offered by the priceless Velvet Verbosity, but temporarily hosted by me. The word this week is "Worthless".


100 Word Challenge


The Dancer


Wide gold armlets she wore, and brass bangles on her fingers. The finest Asian slippers adorned her feet and her pantaloons were of the sheerest blue silk. Her hair, long and raven black, hung down her back unhampered by any constraint. A veil of diamonds crossed her face so that only her dark and flashing eyes could be seen.

She danced before the Sultan, then bowed, foot outstretched, forehead to her knee. She raised up and said, "What is your desire, Master, that this lowly and worthless woman may please you?" Before he could answer, she stood ... and danced away.

8 comments:

Big Mark 243 said...

Nice. Felt like I was a coutier in the room watching the scene take place.

PattiKen said...

Oh, nice, Lou. I could hear the tinkling of the little finger-cymbals.

After leaving the sultan with his unfulfilled fantasies, I hope she lives to dance another day.

Nevine said...

Ah, a smart one! Leave it to a dancer to know when and to where she must flee. Love your 100's, Lou!

Nevine

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Yep. Now you've done it. I'm craving Moroccan food. Evil, evil man! ;)

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

You had me at veil of diamonds.

Teresa O said...

A colorful description that planted me in an exotic location both admiring the dancer and wondering how longer her spirit could survive in such a stifling environment.

Well written, Lou.

Jennifer said...

For weeks I've been watching Aladdin with my daughter and I think I have a much different vision of this scene than the other commenters. Still vivid and striking, but different :)
Nice job.

Tara R. said...

I could hear the jingling of her jewelry. Nicely portrayed, you described the scene beautifully.