Thursday, February 01, 2007

I watched them closely pt 2

Created from a prompt for a writing exercise.

Kim Bennett, (14) 1999

They danced in the dark that was never really dark—the safe kind of dark allowed in the school gym.

Laughter. The five girls hand in hand. Shaking. Swaying. Singing.

Amanda was leaving in three weeks, but as the song blared and their bodies echoed its rhythm, it didn't matter.

Together in song. Inseparable in melody. Five sister of harmony.

But the blonde one, her eyes closed in joy, she caught his attention—her neck white and slender.

He approached, his presence alien, and her sisters enclosed her. Protective. Supportive. Both jealous and envious.

"Wanna dance?" he asked, shouting over the music.

She blushed, color flooding her cheeks like spring thaw. Her sisters pressed at her back and whispered words of encouragement, despite their hungry eyes.

His hand reached out, and her fingers slipped within his, the key unlocking the door to let in the wind that would scatter them like five rose petals. Spinning, until they resettled on earth.

And then there'd only be four.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

WOW! That's a fantastic description, and really accurate, I think.