Shadow-Boxing #short prose #flash fiction

Glass of tequila in his hand, white shirt half open on his chest, raillery in his powerful voice, Jacques’ eyes pierced into Miquel’s.

‘Salud Conquistador.’

Miguel laughed, handsome as sin, wind in his inky hair, flames in his green eyes. 

‘A votre santé, mon Maréchal de France.’ 

His laughter resonated in the depths of the night. A shrill echo came back through the cool air.

Jacques’ blue eyes fixed into mine. My eyes flickered into his. He spoke.

“Sin takes place in the mind not in the flesh, Clara.”

My hands pressed on Miguel’s.  Miguel’s lips shivered.

Angelo turned toward Miriam and froze. 

Knifes were out.
All bets were off.  
One of us was going to break.

excerpt from the manuscript Glass Lovers 

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55 thoughts on “Shadow-Boxing #short prose #flash fiction

  1. Beautiful.
    “Knifes were out.
    All bets were off.
    One of us was going to break.”
    I envision a snap of a finger, flicker of fire, and cut to pitch black.

     
    1. Thank you, Watt. If I made you to envision something I must be good 🙂 You know what, I envisioned the same thing 🙂
      Have a fabulous rest of the day and thank you again.
      I missed commenting on some of your posts. I’ll be thee as soon as I can.

       
      1. Ay.. Watt, you don’t need to be so formal. I’ll read what I missed tonight. Take care 🙂

         
      2. Friends on the internet. Yes, but not only that. I am not big on formalities 🙂 I usually dislike barriers.
        Stay inspired. I’ll read you tonight.

         
    1. Good morning Ash.
      Thank you so much for your kind words and for your support. Thrilled you enjoyed the line.
      I hope everything is well with you.
      May you have a beautiful and uplifting day.

       
    1. Thank you so much, my dearest. Very grateful to you for such a beautiful comment.
      I hope your day is bright and filled with love.

       
    1. Haha. Love you, Yassy. I may start writing a comedy. Who knows.
      I hope you got my comment to your gorgeous poem.
      Sending you lots of hugs, sweetheart.

       
      1. Yes, I got your comment and replied too. I just checked, I thought maybe my reply didn’t go through.
        You write awesome, incomparable 👏

         
      2. You are too kind, sweetheart.
        I have to read your reply on your page. I did not see it among my notifications.

         
    1. Good morning and thank you so much, David. No need to tell you again and again how much your comments mean to me. You know it. I am glad you enjoyed the piece.
      I think I missed some of your posts. I will visit your site tonight. I need to be with my favorite characters 🙂
      Have a beautiful day.

       
      1. I had a nice break thank you, Gabriela – weather a bit mixed by hey this is England! The WordPress ‘will I won’t I show a comment’ syndrome is a pain in the butt at present – they do it to me too in a random way – glad my comments to you and yours to me get through!

         
      2. I am glad to hear your break was nice. You should have send some rain toward me. It’s still so hot here.
        WP and comments.. For some reason I knew you replied so I went in my Wp-admin to look for you and I found you!!!!
        Send me the ritual of English tea and one of your short lines. I miss your writings.

         
    1. Thank you so much, my dearest Winnie. I am glad you enjoyed the piece.
      I am so sorry for my late replies. I do not know why but I can’t see your comments unless I go to wp-admin.
      Anyway, thank you again sweetheart.
      Big hugs to you.
      xoxo

       
      1. My pleasure, dear G! You don’t have to worry. I have the same dilemma with other comments. I still need to check them out. Hugs and love to you! ❤️🌺

         
  2. I love the line,“Sin takes place in the mind not in the flesh, Clara.” Maybe “sin” can also be construed as a social or cultural construct. Before the
    “Christians” “civilised” the “natives”, the so-called “natives” had no concept of sin (in the Christian sense at least). Likewise people in Europe (who worshipped Oden, Thaw etc) wher branded as “devil worshippers” or “satanists” by the church. Best, Kevin

     
    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Kevin. I fully agree with you. Sin is a social fact. Like all social facts is constructed. The book will go into that.
      Have a fabulous rest of the day.
      G.

       
    1. Thank you for being here and for commenting, Drew. It’s not the end. I have no idea what the end will be. My memories are not chronological. Nor are my writings.
      A recipe for failure in the Anglo world? Perhaps. But I can’t be who I am not 🙂
      Take care.
      Thank you again, Drew.

       

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