Today’s Positive Adjective:
Flamboyant: marked by or given to strikingly elaborate or colorful display or behavior
Paco was a quiet, unassuming man. Curly black hair cascaded over his eyes, hiding his soul from the scrutiny of others. Walking into the bar, friendly patrons greeted him and shook his hand. He was polite, murmuring hello, or nodding his acknowledgment. The throng pressed on him, impeding his progress. He lifted his guitar case vertically in front of his chest, clutching it in in both hands he used it as a shield as he zigzagged through the crowd.
He reached the safety of the stage, his little corner of the world. With his instrument tuned, he signaled he was ready, and the dancer took her place. She stood alone, poised, unmoving while the house lights dimmed.
Their fans grew silent. This was why they waited. Anticipation thick in the air, Paco’s fingers strummed the strings. Softly, the melody flowed, and the performer tapped her toe. The Canté swelled, the bailaora’s movements developed, gaining in intensity.
Paco’s music was flamboyant, emotional, moving. It pushed the bailaora, driving her expressions. She conveyed intense emotions with each swirl, every foot stomp, and arm gesture. Paco played, lost in his reverie. The performance mesmerized the audience. They pulsed, swaying with the beat, transfixed by the story’s passion.
Too soon the Canté ended. A momentary silence descended. Ecstatic applause thundered through the room, and Paco smiled.
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer