Sunday, October 19, 2008

WordCatalyst Prompt Response--Character Exercise

Jeune Fille Vert by Tamara de Lempicka

WordCatalyst Prompt Response--Character Exercise

 She was a lady of distinction, of that a person could be certain. It was the way she could wear a hat, with flair, making it blend with her being to produce a doubly entrancing vision. A nod of her head wearing her favorite white-brimmed topper brought men swooning to her feet. Her tiny, red pursed lips danced a tango with those wide, questioning brown eyes, eyes  that seemed to fret whether a classic dip was the next step coming.
 
One might think she had no permanence with the frailty of her expression. But her white, high-cuffed gloves exuded an air of being "old money" as opposed to some new trifling thing not to be taken seriously. But then her breasts rebelled from conformity in tight green silk, protruding and screaming to be heard, wanting the world to know she needed noticed.
 
Such a contrast in statements, the entire woman with all her parts put together sent one's mind into a tailspin. Was she high society or slut? Was she the confident woman of a stylish hat or a child with eyes full of fear for the unknown. Screaming for help or strutting her stuff? Only she knew.

Copyright 2008 JO Janoski




8 comments:

  1. It's very interesting in how we interpret a stranger. How often our misconceptions are later proved wrong...or sometimes dead on. I love the way remain objective throughout.

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  2. Most excellent bit of writing, dear JO!!

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  3. Thank you, folks! I wrote this way early this morning. I hope it makes sense.

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  4. Hi Jo,

    Maybe she's high society and a slut all put together. I love your descriptions! :)

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  5. nice eye Jo, I vote for hs and slut

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  6. Very observant and as Dan said objective. Great description, Jo.

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  7. a beautiful mixture of old and new world
    she is
    of course
    waiting for me

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  8. Ozy, oh, of course! I should have known...

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