(Source image: "Samba Beat 2" by Toon Stalpers).
The beat pulsed like a living thing, pounding in the blood, vibrating the senses, thrumming along every exposed nerve. Out on the dancefloor she whirled like a dervish, the cynosure of every man's eye. A wisp of a girl, one you could have taken for a mere teenager if not for the language her body spoke so eloquently. This was pure woman, moving with complete awareness of her body, its uses, and its effects on others. She smiled secretly to herself, feeling their stares, and threw back her head as she turned up the flame to full burn.
She swayed and spun to the rhythm, hips undulating, torso gyrating, breasts heaving. Sweat coated her in a fine mist, giving her a look as if she'd been dipped in oil. Economy and precision; passion, grace and fire. Every artful angle of her limbs, every step to the frantic beat, every slow pulse of her hips, every motion of hand and wrist and thigh and shoulder – it all spoke almost unbearably of sensuality beyond comprehension, a flame that could scorch anyone to ashes....or, phoenixlike, make them reborn.
Eyes shut tight, she spun and twisted her way into their fantasies, the music passing over and through her, carrying her away, bubbling in her blood. The flame within burned brightly, a living torch in the night.
Your challenge for today was to use the picture above and write a flash fiction of 150-180 words. Additionally, I provided a key phrase I wanted to see used somewhere in the submission:
"...passion, grace and fire..."
I broke my own rules this week, going about forty words over the count, so you folks get to decide what sort of punishment I'm due. Eh? :)
The following people let me know they're participating this week. Go check out their take on this FFF, won't you, and thank 'em for playing along.
Big Geek: http://getting-a-grip.blogspot.com
Spring Flower: http://agirlsgottahaveoptions.blogspot.com
Sephani Paige: http://sephanipaige.wordpress.com
Elisabeth: http://writingsondomesticbliss.wordpress.com (Elisabeth is new this week; go say welcome!)
Check back here on Monday for the next challenge! And if you have any photos or artwork you'd like to see in a future challenge, please send them my way.