Carrot Ranch #FlashFiction Challenge November 18: Dance

november-18 Dance

This week Charlie Mills at Carrot Ranch has asked us to write 99 words about ‘dance’.

I remembered a wonderful wedding I have recently witnessed where a beautiful hymn was sung. Most of you will recognise it woven into my flash.

Weddings are stressful moments. Bride and groom make a lifelong commitment to each other. Both have their pasts to deal with and a future to forge together. Can we come to terms with our past? Can we be sure we are making the right choice?


The Lord of the Dance

The wedding began.

I danced in the morning when the world was young.

The choir sang.

I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun.

I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth.

‘I can’t,’ whispered the groom running into the snowstorm.

Dance, dance, wherever you may be.

‘She’d want you to be happy,’ pleaded the bride holding his hand.

I am the lord of the dance, said he.

And I’ll lead you all wherever you may be, 

‘Take me back to the altar.’

And I lead you all in the dance, said he.


November 18, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write dance into your story. Twirl your characters round and round or stomp your plot onto the page. Use dance in any way that comes to mind. Be specific or free, tango or disco.

EXTENDED DEADLINE! Respond by December 1, 2015 to be included in the weekly compilation. Rules are here. All writers are welcome!

Thanks for the prompt Charlie! If you want to read some of the other entries or take part, here’s the link!

Published by LucciaGray

Writer, blogger, teacher, reader and lover of words wherever they are. Author of The Eyre Hall Trilogy, the breathtaking sequel to Jane Eyre. Luccia lives in sunny Spain, but her heart's in Victorian London.

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