Welcome to Day 13 of the Third Annual A to Z Challenge!
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. MAESTRO – master/teacher (Italian); it is a title of extreme respect given to a master musician/conductor.
Like a master of his game, he was tuned in and had his finger on the pulse of every process in the finely orchestrated operation.
Just like the field of cuisine (his number one passion) in which he was the master chef always on the prowl to identify the next exotic dish, he was constantly snooping around… lurking… on the lookout for his next exotic victim. There were tight specifications in this game, so he knew exactly what he was looking for. Just get one spec wrong, and he would’ve picked the wrong somebody!
He couldn’t allow that to happen. There was no room for error. No room for second chances – or second choices, for that matter. Not in this game of human trading. You had to have all your pretty duckies lined up in a row… one by one… And boy, did he have some pretty ducks all lined up and waiting to go.
They were an eclectic bunch all right, from the furthest corners of the globe, in an assortment of colours… but all with the same burning desire…
To be the next successful model.
To walk down the coveted ramps of the international world of fashion design.
To rub shoulders with the who’s who of haute couture – well sorry, they were in for a nasty surprise – more like hope couture… if they only knew…
His exotic dishes were waiting to be served up… to be sampled by the connoisseurs of the industry. They had been well prepared – and the garnishing added too!
He chuckled again…
The chef-de-luxe could sit back, relax and observe exactly what results each “dish” would yield! Unfortunately… the spoiled dishes would have to be discarded.
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