(Source image: unknown title, artist: the legendary Hajime Sorayama)
“Well, then,” she said. “Let's see if you're up for this.”
Swiftly, efficiently, she disrobed, her violin curves the promise of untold delights. Yellow eyes blinked at me, intent.
And then she reached down, and unsnapped its collar. I'd taken it for a rug, but it stirred and rolled over, gazing at me no less intently than she had. It yawned.
“This is Shahriman,” she said. “He's very protective of me. If he sees I'm not pleased, he may not react well.”
She stretched, lazily. “So. You'd better please me.”
Your challenge for today was to use the picture above and write a flash fiction of 60-99 words. Additionally, I provided a key phrase I wanted to see used somewhere in the submission:
"...yellow eyes blinked..."
Nobody's checking word counts, or for the key phrase, but you're only cheating yourself if you break the rules. Unless you're doing it to earn a spanking (in which case, see me after class).
Special Bonus Director's Commentary Track:
I had this scheduled to post at midnight but with Blogger's downtime apparently scheduled posts didn't go up; nor did it post automatically when Blogger came back up again. Sorry about the delay in getting this up.
Sorayama is legendary in the pinup world, and for good reason – such gorgeous artwork he brings to us. This one definitely brings out a primal, powerful feel, at least in me. I looked at the feline grace in her stance, and the powerful curve of her body, and wondered how different she really was from the tiger lying at her feet. Then I thought, how would it be if she used the tiger as a threat? Could her lover please her well enough to keep himself in one piece? Maybe a bit farfetched, but I do like taking things to unexpected places sometimes. I hope you enjoyed this one.
Please note that I am no longer collecting the participants list. If you are playing along this week, please leave your link below using the widget. It will appear in the text of the post itself, not in the comments, so everyone that's playing will be listed here. This frees me from having to chase people down to find out if they're playing or update the Friday post several times for late entries. Your cooperation is appreciated.
In any case, the participants list is below. Go check them out, and thanks to all who played along.
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.