Friday, February 5, 2016

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[Kiskadee image from google dot com]


DIVA WITCH.1
She wasn't about to let this moment pass, no way not this diva. See, she was a witch. She had the power, she had the panache. So, she brought thumb to middle finger; of both those daring hands, and snapped. Swift, purposeful, elegant, Snap!.

[Carambola fruit; also called five finger image from google dot com]

The wine was chilled, at a just right temperature, a sparkling carambola. The mini tablecloth, checkered, shifted a little. Pinks and charcoal was her design for today. The top of the wine bottle, peaked out from the basket, Ah yes, there were rose buds too; red.
They had been apart for too long. This was her man. Fate had brought them back together. This part of the scenario, was not of her doing. It was his. He created power, he created witches, he created free will. He created this moment long ago in the annals of beginnings.

[Calabash mango image from google dot com]

Fingers snapped. And then, the questions, the amazement the wonder; all wrapped into a puzzling bundle of "How? What? wha...Is this a dream?" " No sweetheart," she replied. "This is not a dream, its a prayer answered"
So they sat on the bare tiled step. The topmost rung of the staircase. The welcome mat had disappeared. She, put a finger to his lips. Silencing him with her eyes. Let it be, just, let it be. "We are having a picnic on the steps this morning."
Near the side wall, over the galvanized roof of the garage, calabash mangoes; full rounded, though green-skinned, were ripe for the picking
wind through mango leaves -
what do they say kiskadees
when they twitter so

DIVA WITCH.1 © gillena cox 2016


“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.
– Mark Twain

Written for Prompt Nights Truth is stranger than Fiction [5]

15 comments:

  1. Oh Gillena this is such a gorgeous write :D Especially love the images of the rose buds, the annals of beginnings and the wondrous picnic on the steps :D Beautifully penned! Thank you so much for participating :D


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. Love this, Gillena! The tone, the imagery, the snap. I particularly love the suggestion of magic being answered prayers. Because that makes perfect sense: a wish, a spell, a answered prayer... all yumminess one must have faith in, if one is to see it happen.

    And, of course, I love the fruit.♥

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    1. Humble bow, thanks for your appreciation Magaly

      Much love...

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  3. Oh, and both our stories had mangoes in them. ;-D

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    1. Oh good, I'm coming across to read yours

      Much love...

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  4. Hi Gillena, these vignettes were fun to read. As Sanaa said, I like the images therein. Very impressive and original. :)

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    1. Happy you dropped in to read mine James

      Much love...

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  5. This was so much fun. I love the snap of fingers... and the haiku

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Debbie

      Much love...

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  6. this reads like a delicious haibun Gillena with such great imagery..."He created this moment long ago in the annals of beginnings." simply love this line of deep truth...

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Sumana

      Much love...

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  7. I love the play on snapping her fingers..made me think of being hypnotised and switching between being awake and dreaming - i think we do both ;) Great write

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Jae

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  8. Wonderful second visit to this exquisite piece 💖 Beautifully penned 💖

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