Thursday, April 30, 2015

Z is for Zydeco

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.
“Hello there.”
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.


  1. I've never heard of 'zydeco'!

    I really enjoyed this little snippet :)

  2. And a happy ending to the Challenge. We did it!

  3. Aww, a happy ending.
    Congrats on making it through the challenge. =)

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  4. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge - where I am part of Arlee's A to Z Ambassador Team.
    Welcome to "Z-day"! (Time to watch the iZombie television series?)
    Hope to see you at the after party. I'm looking forward to when the Reflections Linky List opens on Monday May 4th.
    Fantastic use of the word. Excellent ending that made me want more.
    -J @JLenniDorner

  5. Ooo! Was a sweet story to finish off the challenge! Congrats!

  6. Oh! So sweet! Congrats on finishing!!!!

  7. Hey, hey, nice ending,,, waiting for part 2.
    Congratulations of crossing the A-Z line.

  8. Sweet! Congrats on finishing A to Z!

  9. way to go! your shorts were awesome! i esp liked xenocracy!
    congrats for making it all the way to z!

  10. That was a sweet ending. I loved the opening description; your imagery put me right in the scene.

  11. Good job with the little story. I love happy endings too. It takes too long to recover from a sad ending. Happy weekend

  12. Congrats on completing the A-Z! That's a huge accomplishment. Have a lovely weekend and a well-deserved rest. :)

  13. Congratulations on completing the Challenge!

    So many blogs... it's past the end, but I'm still discovering new ones every day. Your's is great! Keep up the good work!

    --Mee (The Chinese Quest)

  14. I love that happy little story. Congrats on making it to Z.

  15. Congratulations on crossing the A to Z finishing line, LG!

  16. Hello L.G.! I am just blitzing through for the A-to-Z Road Trip. I really enjoyed reading your posts for the challenge. Your flash fiction and Drabbles were excellent! We chose the same word for Letter X day! How cool is that? I think my favorite story was Kiss!

    I did the challenge over at Promptly Written. This blog, The Rattling Bones,
    is my new one.

    I signed up for your email list and look forward to your posts. See you next April! ~Lori~

  17. Hello there.
    Congratulations on surviving the A-Z Challenge! I didn't get to visit your blog during the crazy month of April so I'm popping over today from the Road Trip.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess