Tuesday, April 5, 2011

DIAL D FOR DELIGHTED!

Hi, All.


Yes, I am Delighted to welcome many new friends to my blog and blog family. It's always nice to see old friends and meet new ones. I must say a quick "Hi" and "Welcome" to Sherri, Elisabeth, Jeanmarie, Anne, Teacherwriter, Austin, Susan, Siv, Chris, Karen, Nicolas, Leovi, Sheila, Jeana, Louise, Julia, MJ, and Kelly. I'll be popping by all of you this week, if I haven't already.


I am also Delighted with all of you wonderful comments. It really pleases me to know that you are enjoying my flash fiction riddle-like entries. Now here is my Delightful entry .... and no the answer isn't Delighted...lol.


Luxury cars flooded Walton Place in Chicago’s elete gold coast. Cadillacs, Packards, Pierce Arrows, and Stearns -Knights wrapped around Michigan Avenue as the flaming youths behind the wheels honked their horns.

Falling snowflakes created delicate shimmers of light from nearby gas lanterns. Ladies draped in pelts of dyed fox, which hung from exposed shoulders, revealed waist-length pearls and roughed knees. Ostrich feathers blew from their sparking headbands as they stepped through the intricate carved doors, escorted by smooth-talking gents in tuxedos. 

Waiting on checkered tumbled marble, the New Year’s Eve party guests dropped their jaws over the newest of urban resorts. All thrilled to be invited to he grand opening a mere few hours away from 1921.

Ushered to The Gold Coast Room, hushed voices whispered excitedly as they entered into the Italian Renaissance dining room. Dozens of carved, gold-leafed columns reached to the soaring trayed ceilings with elaborate wooden inlays enhancing each beam. Soft jazz music filtered through the air as everyone took their seats.

John and Tracy stepped onto the stage. John stepped up to the podium. “Honored guests, welcome to our newest creation, designed by our flamboyant friend, Ben Marshall. 

Whistles and applause erupted, echoing throughout the lavish room.

“I give you, The Drake Hotel!”
This post is dedicated to a wonderful blogger and friend ... Brenda Drake.

28 comments:

  1. Wonderful and very Decadent :)

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  2. Fantastic post. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Awesome descriptions! I would have loved to live in the roaring 20s...as long as I could have been a flapper, of course!

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  4. Yay for delighted and yay for Brenda! :) Happy D, Michael.

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  5. this is "d"light-ful...

    "D" is the Word...
    A to Z Blog Challenge Participant
    Jeremy [iZombie]
    izombielover.blogspot.com

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  6. Really Delighted to meet you :)

    Following you from A-Z challenge!

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  7. Your flash fiction brought me right to that place!! Well done, Michael! And I absolutely love The Drake! (Now I'm homesick for Chicago...)

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  8. Michael,
    The description really set this up for me- I was drawn in further and further with each line. Well done!

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  9. Bravo, Michael. I was there with John and Tracy. I saw the Drake in all its loveliness. Really well done. I love your flash fiction. :-)

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  10. I loved the flash fiction piece and the surprise at the end, dedicating it to Brenda was fun...

    Nice one, Michael.

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  11. Can't you see Nicole and Jessica as flapper girls? Excellent job. You transported us there as if we were invisible observers. Have a great day, Roland

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  12. Man, wouldn't that have been too cool to get all dressed up and attend an event like that? I can just see it - you paint a vivid picture! :)

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  13. very cool. The Drake. And what a great description you wrote! Delightful~ :D

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  14. You are so excellent are descriptions and at setting a mood and an era. I look forward to your post each day!
    I was totally there, and I love Chicago anyway. In fact, I was born there!

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  15. I love the way you described The Drake! I could just picture it. :)

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  16. Delighted indeed! I loved your short! I feel like I've been to the Drake now.

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  17. Great to read your shimmering, delightful prose today. We have a Gold Coast too would you believe? I love the list of luxury cars. Hmm. I can feel I've been to The Drake.

    Denise<3

    L'Aussies Travel Blog A - Z Challenge - D is for Darfur

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  18. You're writing just gets better and better, Michael. This was an excellent post. Loved it on many levels.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

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  19. Hooray, the Drake hotel! Very, very cool how you take us back in time to its opening. I have fond memories of the place as we bridesmaids got dolled up for my sister's wedding in one of the suites, and I carried her train through the halls on the way to the limo to take us to church. Aww shucks, I'm getting all teary eyes now---in a good way.

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  20. I was thinking as I read, that there must be a 20's theme. Then there it was! Brilliant description, well done!!!

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  21. First I thought, when is this, the thirties? No the twenties! Then I thought hmmmm, Walton Place. What a delight to find out it was the Drake--one of my faves when I lived in Chicago!

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  22. Nice FF! You set quite a dramatic mood.

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  23. Wonderful description. Very 20's.

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  24. D is for Definitely Delighted. And now, you have me all mushy and teary. I completely loved this post. Michael, your descriptions are beautiful and your writing superb! I felt like I was there. Thank you for dedicating such an excellent post to me! How I feel about you is beyond words, my friend *hugs and kisses*. Love ya! :D

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  25. I love the way you're doing the a-z challenge. So creative! I've always had a love for the 20's. Needless to say, I'm a huge Hemingway fan!

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