Wow! I did it! Congratulations to all of you who are successfully completing the 2015 A to Z Challenge today!
I have a piece of flash fiction for you today.
Today's word: ZYDECO
I chose this word when I saw a clip of a zydeco band awhile back. Enjoy!
The stars glimmered in the sky, and the multicolored lights gleamed like jewels around the patio. Anna looked around as people danced all around her, men, women, and children in brilliant clothes swinging and laughing to the lively music. The band stood on a stage, elevated above the crowd. The wet heat of the Louisiana night had sweat beading on their brows and around their collars, but they continued to play without a care in the world.
Anna followed the smooth, deep voice to see Anton. He was wearing a brilliant smile.
Returning the smile, she suddenly felt quite bold. It might have been due in part of the glass of wine she just finished. “Would you like to dance with me?”
It didn’t seem possible, but Anton’s smile grew. “I thought you’d never ask.”
He grabbed her hand. His palm was rough, and the heat of his touch had her heart competing with the rapid tempo of the music.
They danced and laughed, getting lost in the joyous crowd.
And yet, the highlight of the night wasn’t the music or the dancing or the food and drinks. It was the good-night kiss that followed it all.