My theme – my 26 fiction posts will revolve around something musical – it could be anything, as long as it's musically-related… maybe a song title, an artist/band, musical terminology, musical instruments, words relating to sound/rhythm/movement/dance etc.
MUSICAL ASSOCIATION/CONNECTION. ENSEMBLE – the performance of a group of instruments in the orchestra or voices in a chorus.
“The polka dot t-shirt, straw fedora and black-rimmed glasses comprise the perfect party ensemble for cool dudes.” I could hear his geekish voice echo in my ears.
No way on earth was I wearing that get-up! I wouldn’t be caught dead in that…
“Polka dots? Glasses? No way… I have a reputation to maintain, or have you forgotten ?”
“I promise you, it’s not what you think. You’ve gotta keep an open mind!”
“No way! Certainly NOT dots and glasses!”
“At least have a look before you decide.”
But it fell on deaf ears!
Besides, she was bound to be at the party… probably dressed in an exotic outfit, with an equally exotic-looking guy on her arm!
We arrived at the venue. I scanned the thronging crowds… familiar faces passed in a blur… my eyes zoomed in on a couple at the far end of the room…
Like a deer caught in the glare of oncoming headlights, I registered shock, for a few milliseconds, then regained my composure.
A memory surfaced… she could make you feel silly and insignificant, without saying or doing anything.
It was all in the posture… the body language… and the killer legs! They were to-die-for… long, smooth, shapely.
I faced her. Did a double-take.
Here was the envy of the 40-odd girls from our grade eleven year, the popular and charismatic three-time Miss Lucky Legs winner, standing arm-in-arm with persona non grata, the reclusive, short and squat library monitor. He was beaming from ear to ear, dressed in a polka dot shirt!
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