Let’s Dance, Shall We? It’s a 6.

Fear, having subdued Rationality, slipped past security. Uninvited, it crashed every life party oblivious to the admonitions of the STAND CLEAR!, DO NOT ENTER! HAZARD! signs.

A flash of gleaming white, daggers at the ready, it’s pointy, razor sharp teeth glisten with drool.  Fear spots me, then smiles wide in anticipation of a feeding frenzy as the scent of familiarity draws it nearer.

I feel the first clawing, clutch at my stomach as it begins twisting in knots as tight as the braiding on a rug; I force myself to breath deeply….again….again…and again.

Tonight, I smile back, as I feel my own teeth having gotten sharper, and throw out my arms for the embrace.

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20 thoughts on “Let’s Dance, Shall We? It’s a 6.

  1. Violet Lentz March 14, 2019 / 7:09 am

    Phenomenal six! And the stomach knots being likened to a braided rug was a perfect visual!

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  2. Kristi March 14, 2019 / 12:30 pm

    Oh, yikes! Good description of the character overcoming fear.

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  3. Pat Brockett March 14, 2019 / 8:13 pm

    Fear subduing rationality is a common event in today’s world. Glad she was able to embrace a little bit of deep breathing.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge March 14, 2019 / 8:31 pm

      It certainly seems to be on the rise. She has been practicing 🙂

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  4. UP March 14, 2019 / 9:08 pm

    Great turn out this week! I like that we are catching on again.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge March 15, 2019 / 7:43 am

      I know! It’s great! I’m hoping we can start filling the link page completely 🙂
      I love the concept of the 6 and reading such an amazing variety of stories every week.

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