Welcome to Day 20 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. TANGO – in tango dancing circles, the authentic tango is considered to be the one which is closest to that originally danced in Argentina and Uruguay; its rhythm is described as incisive, exciting, provocative…

TUTTA FORZA – a musical term meaning "with complete force"; to play a note, chord or passage with a very heavy accent.


The bait… a look, a glance–discreet, veiled, coquettish, lips pouting, eyes smouldering, sheer stockings, stilleto heels; the possibility of unimaginable treasures.

The delicate web is spun… round and round, weaving, spinning; like a dangerous dance… intricate steps, enticing rhythms, irregular beats; the magnetism, the power, tutta forza, too strong to resist… anticipation of forbidden fruit… succumb… the first taste… adrenaline rush produces a dizzy high… resistance rears its ugly head again… too late… no going back now… sink deeper and deeper… total submission… spiral out of control… the dance of life or death? entrapment or freedom?

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  1. mary aalgaard on April 24, 2012 at 1:32 pm


    • michelle on April 25, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      That sums it up nicely! 🙂

  2. Cindy Dwyer on April 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Great theme – I feel like dancing now!

    • michelle on April 25, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      Go for it, Cindy! Don't hold back! I also love dancing…

  3. Elise Fallson on April 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I would love to learn how to tango someday…. (:
    It's an intense dance and the comparison with the spider web fits very nicely!

    • michelle on April 25, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      I've learned the basics of cha-cha, samba, rumba but not the tango… it's such a forceful and showy type of dance… definitely intense!

  4. Susan Kane on April 24, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Sorry–different blog look. 
    The tango is such an ultimate dance of seduction.  After "Evita" I bet the dance studios burgeoned with tango requests!


    • michelle on April 25, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      I agree… it must have re-ignited a flood of interest in the tango!

  5. Leslie Rose on April 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    This is one heart-thumpin' post. Is it hot in here?

    • michelle on April 25, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      *produces fan and hands it over* 🙂

  6. Britney Gulbrandsen on April 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    My husband and I learned to tango for a wedding. Such a fun experience!

    • michelle on April 25, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      Welcome to my place, Britney. It must have been an unforgettable one as well!

  7. Robyn Campbell on April 25, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Oooo, very, very sensual. *waves fan* I wish I could dance. But I always resemble Elaine from Seinfeld. *sigh*

    • michelle on April 25, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      *chuckles* Is this your perception or has somebody told you this?

  8. Catherine Noble on April 25, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Oooh, very saucy indeed! I'd love to learn the Tango, it's such a passionate dance!

    • michelle on April 25, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      Sizzling… sensual… saucy… and quite spectacular!

  9. Rekha on April 25, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Hot, molten and sizzling…forbidden is tantalising even if it's just in the imagination.

  10. michelle on April 25, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Mmm… a tad naughty, but spot-on observation!

  11. Debbie on April 26, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Wow, you just described the tango to a tee. I found my heart racing to a frenzied beat as I read it. Now you have me missing the show "So You Think You can Dance" which always had some amazing Tangos.

    • michelle on April 26, 2012 at 6:29 am

      There's also "Dancing With The Stars" which is on at the moment. I used to watch the reality dancing shows in my spare time… loved tp feast my eyes on the amazing costumes as well… the ladies wear some gorgeous, sparkling beaded creations!

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