Here is another of those two sentence stories with poetry added. They are “Minuscule” and quick to read.
Read the first Minuscule, the explanation of why I wrote it and got started on this idea, and search under the category Fiction/Poetry Combination for others in the series.
I see myself at that shipboard dinner, the whole night a performance in black-and-white-old-movie style, me a credulous young woman drunk on glamor and all but dazed stupid by the radiance of the man who sat at the head of the table next to me. I left the ship at the next port, one day later, briefcase in hand, repeating the mantra that had served me so well for so long: Make no memorable conversation and leave no trace of your spying.
the late-night dinner
the languid conversation
I pick your pocket
my sideways smile-beguile dance
a routine that never fails
14 thoughts on “Fascinate”
Well Claudia I love everything about this…those dolls! they really remind me of Marisol too. Another idea of yours I may have to steal…(K)
Thank you. I’m thinking of making some more of these paper dolls too. Haven’t done it for a while. Great TV-watching activity.
Oops, forgot to say: I don’t understand “Marisol” – I looked it up and still am puzzled. I sense an interesting turn here, please tell me!
This, perhaps: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/03/arts/design/marisol-an-artist-known-for-blithely-shattering-boundaries-dies-at-85.html
Oh, thank you for pointing me in this direction. I feel very complimented by the reference. And now the two of you have given me a new artist to be interested in and learn more about.
She’s an artist…
Yes, rivrvlogr sent me some info too, and I am in your debt, as I did not know of her. I love what I’m seeing and I feel flattered the paper dolls reminded you of her.
I saw a show of hers at El Museo del Barrio. The work is quite wonderful. And so is yours!
I want to know what is in her briefcase? She is a mysterious woman. Love the paperdolls. And thanks Kerfe and RIVRVLOR for the reference to Marisol.
Thank you. I have some ideas what might be in the briefcase, but…I am enjoying the mystery. And Marisol is really something, I had no idea she existed nor of her work.
Oooh so much intrigue. I love the way these flash fiction stories are so suggestive of a bigger story.
Thank you. That makes me feel good, it is what I am hoping to do (and hopefully not in a predictable manner). Because in two sentences I think mostly what I am doing is sending people off to make the story themselves, almost. Enough resolution to satisfy but there is always that open door…
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