Well friends, I have broken 40k and am almost wishing I didn’t have to go to Thanksgiving Dinner, because I’m on a role. I am almost wondering if I made the story climax too soon, but I figure I still have a play within a play to do at the end. Yes I am taking tips from Shakespeare, but I have to say that he is still one of my favorite authors, and the success of his plays has to say something for his formula.
I do have a clever excerpt for you today, and I hope it doesn’t give too much away, but you all read about it here first. Remember a few days ago, I talked about how Trixie dances with death. Well, I found a way to work the dance into the story. It is my way of paying homage to one of the great art forms. Enjoy.
…behind my eyes, there was the dark, handsome figure of Death. He held out his hand to me. “I think a Tango would be most appropriate,” he said. His smooth voice touched my nerves and we took positions and danced around the recesses of my essence.
“Why do you want to give up this time, Beatrix?” He held me close and started to lead.
“The first time was me giving up. You should know that by now.” I followed, turning and matching him step for step.
He dipped me and ran his hand slowly along my side. “You just said how you would let magic have its way with you. You’ve given up again.”
As he brought me back up and we again moved around the floor, I thought about his statement. As we kicked and flicked our feet alternately, I answered him with my own question. “Have you ever loved, Death?”
He twirled me. “And if that love was ever in danger, would you give all of your self to protect it.”
We stopped dancing then. “I want to live for my love, but not at the cost of my love.”
“And what is it that you love?”
“Everything about this crazy world. The challenges that people put in front of me, the people who push me, the ones who care for me. All of them, I love and would give anything to protect.”
“Well played,” he said, releasing me. He bowed and turned away from me. “Thank you for the dance.”
Thank you all for your comments and your support. I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving, if you celebrate. Otherwise, Happy Thursday! Keep those writing goggles handy. You never know when you’ll get a few moments to write.