Friday, October 26, 2012

Awakened Inhibition

The black lace stockings caressed my skin, gingerly, almost like a feather.  The black stilettos, bold and daring and very unlike me.  I stared back at the woman in the mirror, not recognizing her.  Who was this seductress staring back?  I had prepared all day for this, from the heavier make-up, to the tousled hair, to the black, satin, cleavage down to there, bra,  Panties were not necessary.  Per his request.  I looked back to the bed, where he was laying.  Spent.  Exhausted.  Satisfied.

No one knew I was doing this for money.  No one knew this side of me.  I didn't even know it myself, until tonight.

Grinning, I made my way back to him, kissed his forehead, gathered my things and left.

As I drove home, I glanced at the wad of money in my purse.  Not bad for a forty-five year old wife, mother of two and president of the PTA.  Not bad at all.
From Write on Edge: This week we asked you to use this photograph to inspire your post in whichever direction your mind should wander.  You had only your imagination (for fiction writers) and your experiences (for memoir writers) to limit where you took this piece...oh and 450 words.
(Image courtesy of Sebastian Dooris (via Flickr Creative Commons)


Anonymous said...

Wow, great use of the prompt and the pic! I like the way you ended this as well. Flash fiction is sooo hard for me b/c I can't seem to self-edit or condense a story into a small word count. But you have a real knack for it!

Yvonne said...

Insomniac- Thanks, I tried. I wrote it half-ass so I'm not entirely pleased with the result. I think I could have done better, but oh well!

David Batista said...

*blushes* *runs*


I liked it. Great job, Yvonne!

barbara @ de rebus said...

Lovely! A great twist on an inner life!


Tina L. Hook said...

That last line was a killer. Mom and PTA president? This is a character worth developing.

Stopping by from Write on Edge.

Slyde said...

i need a smoke... said...

That's awesome, Yvonne. I'm chuckling. It's believable too, especially the part about being president of the PTA. Great job.


TMW Hickman said...

You just never know about those PTA moms! I loved this.

Alessandra said...

For a moment I wasn't sure exactly what was going on...Way to go Yvonne :)

SAM said...

I love the reality spin on this and how well we got her surprise and happy satisfaction at the end. Very well written.

Stopping in from Write on Edge.

Peggy~ said...

Great, Yvonne! Your imagination will take you far, if it hasn't already! Very well written.

Caitlin said...

love the PTA spin! also, i think that you included just enough raciness without being over the top :)

David Macaulay said...

Ha, ha - that's really funny and clever. Of course the PTA women are always the most interesting ones lol

Yvonne said...

David- :) Thanks! I love it when I make boys blush. ha!

Barbara- Thanks! I think there is a "twist" in everyone, don't you?

Tina- Thanks for the comment and for dropping by! I'm working on something along those lines actually. I'll keep you posted.

Slyde- :) That's what they all say afterwards. ha!

Robyn- Thanks! You'd be surprised about those "PTA moms" ;)

TMW- Exactly! It's always the unsuspecting ones.

Alessandra- Ha! Me either!

Sam- Thanks! Glad you liked it.

Peggy- Wow, thanks for that compliment! :)

Caitlin- Thanks! I didn't think this story needed a lot of "raciness" -though I have been known to make it downright steamy at times. :)

David- Thanks for dropping by. Glad you liked it.

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Great story and powerful. So true for a lot of soccer moms. Thank you for stopping by my blogs Words are Timeless. I am so glad my words were able to touch you and help you. The book is in the edit stage and hopefully will be on the market next year. Have a blessed day.

Yvonne said...

Debra- Yes they were exactly what I needed to read/hear! Will keep my fingers crossed for you regarding your book!

The Frisky Virgin said...

WOW WOW WOW! This was outstanding, Yvonne! Wonderfully dark, sexy, and then the end...just incredibly well done!!!

Yvonne said...

FV- Hey girlie! Thanks, glad you liked it!

jennifer said...


Great post! Great to reconnect. I love the idea of making the party a means to help others by collecting canned goods! Super idea. Be well. :-)

Jennifer over @ Pen and Prosper Blog

Yvonne said...

Jennifer- Hey! How are you? Yes I thought it was a really good idea. Any little bit helps.