Friday, April 13, 2012

LOVE, LUST, LINGER, LIMIT, LITERATURE, LONGING ... WHAT COULD OUR "L" WORD BE?

Greeting all.

Happy FRIDAY! Yes, we are finally at the weekend once more. We are almost at the midway point of the challenge. Can you believe it? Gee, this month is flying by.

Today I decided to post another flash fiction with a mythical theme. Let's see if you can guess the "L" word based on this story.

I am so sorry I forgot to post the answer to the J.J. riddle. Rhonda Parrish was indeed correct. The singers are Janis Joplin and Janet Jackson.

Now for today's post. I hope you all enjoy it. And, the word is none of the fore mentioned in the title.


Music strummed as delicate wood nymphs danced entranced by the lyrical melody. The most beautiful of all, Daphne, plucked the last chord on her lyre as sunbeams drenched through a grove aromatic Sweet Bay trees, their perfume intoxicating the dancing nymphs.
Stunned by the silence, they turned toward Daphne, only to find she had vanished. 
A bronzed god appeared, frightening the nymphs into the woods. Keen eyes furrowed under thick black brows. The muscles in his neck tensed as he turned his head toward the youngest of the trees, its canopy barely umbrellaed over him as he approached.
With one swift movement he embraced the tree, his warmth infusing the tree. In an instant he released his hold, reached for the blade on his hip, and cut off a branch.
After fashioning it into a wreath and placing it on his head, Apollo declared the Bay tree sacred, and in a flash of light disappeared.

Please leave your guess in the comments.... Thanks everyone and have a great day... See you tomorrow.

12 comments:

  1. No idea I'm afraid. Forgot about Janet Jackson but at least I knew Janice Joplin.

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  2. Sorry, ladies, but it isn't those. The answer has something to do with Apollo.

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  3. I'm the worst guesser ever, but I compensate it with my curiosity. =) I'll be back to check the answer.

    From Diary of a Writer in Progress

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  4. Luminescence?

    Fun little tale, Michael!

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  5. Apollo? Hmm . . . I can't think of anything.

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  6. Lyre, lyre, Apollo's tunic's on fire? See, I can write that cause you're not present to punch me! LOL. Have a great weekend, Roland

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  7. I'll go with the tree; is it Laurel?

    So much fun. Have a good weekend Michael.

    .......dhole

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  8. You got me! What a great story.
    Heather

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  9. Hi, My guess is Lord of Muses

    I enjoyed the story, too. I love words that amuse and make one think.
    Best regards to you. Ruby

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  10. Beautiful imagery, but I was disappointed to see no lemurs or llamas. :(

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