The Proposal

Posted: July 22, 2020 in Friday Fictioneers
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Today’s photo prompt for our 100-word challenge was provided by our fairy-blog mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Thanks, Rochelle.

Isabel dances as if gravity does not exist. Her long velvet skirt floats in a patchwork cloud of violet, burgundy, and gold, bordered by glittering silver lace.
Have I mentioned her hair? Scented with jasmine and bergamot, and darker than the inside of night, it cascades to her waist. Each strand flickers with stardust and miniature pink pearls.
Do not laugh when I say God made her shoes, for who else could create beautiful footwear, supple and sturdy, from bright orange starfish and seaweed?
Today I present Isabel a ring made of silver dragon’s teeth. My heart prays she agrees.

  1. pennygadd51 says:

    Oooh! Lovely sensory detail. I love the hair “Scented with jasmine and bergamot”!

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  2. neilmacdon says:

    Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day

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  3. Dear Lish,

    What a beautifully painted picture you’ve offered today. Ethereal and other worldly. I love the voice.



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  4. Iain Kelly says:

    I can see why he was so entranced, great description.

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  5. Gorgeous imagery – loved it!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  6. Paula Sue Bryant, Writer says:

    De- lish-ous. I’m in love with this. “Darker than the inside of night.” Gorgeous.


  7. wmqcolby says:

    Very cool. I could hear the siren calling in the background. Nice, Alicia!

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  8. Dale says:

    Gorgeous write, Alicia. Loved all the sensory details.

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  9. doodletllc says:

    Beautiful. The painted words are stunning.


  10. msjadeli says:

    Sounds like LOVE or if not an enchantment. Either way, I hope she says yes 🙂

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  11. Tannille says:

    The word smitten comes to mind. Poor dragon losing his teeth.

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  12. How enchanting! Beautiful sensuous writing! How can a girl say no to that?

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  13. Simply delightful, a picture painted with words.

    Here’s mine!

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  14. ceayr says:

    I think I’m in love!
    Fabulous imagery, Alicia

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  15. Bill says:

    “Darker than the inside of night” — a phrase that caught my imagination. A well crafted story. Enjoyed it.

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  16. plaridel says:

    good luck to him. i hope she accepts it. 🙂

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  17. tedstrutz says:

    This is some colorfully inspired story. Magically told.

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  18. granonine says:

    This is all light and beauty and magic. I love it. I, too, hope she agrees 🙂

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  19. draliman says:

    A ring fit for her, it sounds. I’m sure she’ll say yes!

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  20. Sandra says:

    Beautiful descriptions – loved this piece.

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  21. Danny James says:

    Love the colors.

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  22. Very nicely woven! 🙂

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  23. trishsplace says:

    Gorgeous creativity!

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  24. Colorfully beautiful description unfolding with every word, Lish.
    I can imagine how he feels about her. A man lost in the colors of his love.
    Nicely done … have a wonderful weekend.
    Izzy 😎

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  25. So much here to enjoy, Alicia. God made her shores – brilliant

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  26. Nobbinmaug says:

    It’s all fun and games until the dragon gets angry about those missing teeth.

    That’s quite an enchanting tale. I was to dance as if gravity does not exist.

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  27. I love the magical quality of the image and sheer gorgeousness of her appearance.

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