Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday Freebits: Six Lines from Summer Magic (Books We Love, Ltd)


"And now ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages,”  the ringmaster boomed, "world-renowned Michael Figaro will perform one of the most daring acts in circus history!  The triple somersault!"
A hush blanketed the coliseum.  The drums rolled.  From somewhere overhead, the spotlights dimmed, casting a dramatic hue over the performers.  Lisa's heart pounded.  Every nerve in her body stood on end.  Oh, Michael.  Please be careful, she silently pleaded.
Michael dusted his hands with resin.  Then he began to swing.  The intensity was etched clearly on his face.  His taut muscles revealed the strength in his torso and upper arms.  Last year when she'd witnessed Michael's performance, she'd secretly vowed he was the most gorgeous man alive. Tonight was no exception. Higher and higher he arched.  With a quick thrust, he tucked himself into a ball and whirled through the air.
The drums stopped rolling.  Lisa felt her hands grow clammy as she braced herself on the edge of her seat. Suddenly Michael's body straightened and his hands connected with the catcher's.  The applause exploded.
"Ladies and gentlemen," the ringmaster hollered, "you have just witnessed the most important feat on the face of the earth!" While the crowds went wild, Lisa went limp with relief.
Oh, Michael, no wonder you came back, her heart cried out.  His performance was commanding.  Michael Figaro was destined for stardom.  How easy it would be to fall in love with him--only to end up heart-broken once again.  There must be at least a hundred women, watching him this very moment, who would give their souls just to touch his hand.  She could no more hold onto Michael than she had Charles.
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7 comments:

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Rhobin! I'm glad you could feel the emotion.

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  2. She wasn't the only one with clammy hands. Great scene Sydell. I felt her adoration and hope, and now I wonder why she couldn't hold on to a previous love interest.

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    1. Thanks, Ginger! Well, now that I've got you wondering, maybe that served as a good hook to end on!

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  3. Great segment. I too felt her fear. I hate heights and to see the man you love up there on the trapeze would be heart-stopping.

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    1. Tricia, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I'm glad this scene became real for you...

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  4. I agree with Tricia... one of the most heart-stopping fears is watching the man you love attempt something highly dangerous! I was holding my breath, too! Great six!

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