decomposition

“Decompose” by zaldy icaonapo

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge: “Decompose.” 2.11.15

Half-empty gallery on a glum autumn day. Sidewalkers danced around each other and wind-shifting nests of dying leaves. Chin to cheek buried in hastily wound scarf, ends tugged out of loose knot by motion. Hesitated, hand on the gallery door. Bored group of teens tumbled out, stretching voices and teachers’ nerves. A ragged retreat of cultural warriors, eyes refocused on smaller frames.

Twist of wind hurls her through closing door. Hush. Clicking heels on mirror-polished floor. Clinkling glasses and brittle laughter. An opening. Several artist’s exposing themselves to the world.

She blew on her blue and orange mottled hands. No warmth here. Coldness to match artsy atmosphere. Idle wandering. Bare glance at mélange of works. A wind-driven haven for the price of a walk-around.

Rounding a divider, the delineation between straight-line stark erotic b & w photographs of Goth princesses, and a semi-circle of amazing papier-mâché on canvas, earth-toned images, she became acutely aware of every breath, every sweep of hand through hair. Dust motes froze in their window-light dance. Entering the shadow-spattered woodland grove, she felt the space pulsing with sensual, earthy energy. Minutiae of sensations as frames melted, pictures pouring forth their richness of texture.

She caught mirror-glimpse of herself, bumpied, grooved, torn-piece papier-mâché. Bare breasts and full-lipped challenge to blush, to look away. A woodland nymph. An enigma. A decomposition.

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8 thoughts on “decomposition

    • tale weaver/ing November 9, 2015 / 3:29 pm

      Thank you.
      I got a sense of both from the picture, and I’m happy that I was able to convey those emotions/feelings/settings in my story.

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  1. J Lapis November 3, 2015 / 6:50 pm

    Holy Smokes, is right, Phylor–this is Stellar writing–whoa-nelly!!! Gosh, this is my new fave of yours–makes me jealous, as I know mine won’t measure nearly so stunningly. But I’m committed to write something anyway… Hope you’re day is going well, that you’re feeling better (I read the note about your migraine)–I think of you often. And, as my day is going spectacularly well, I just want you to be able to do the happy dance with me :)

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    • tale weaver/ing November 5, 2015 / 2:07 am

      So glad to hear a happy dance is in order!
      My headaches continue, but some times break long enough to get the euphoric kick.

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      • J Lapis November 5, 2015 / 2:15 am

        I know what you mean, chronic pain here too–just have to dance around it some days.

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  2. clothespeggedpat November 3, 2015 / 1:45 pm

    Holy Smokes!

    Wow – Phylor – despite the circumstances – the after effect of your migraine – and I hope you’re feeling much better – this is one absolutely incredible work!

    I am so completely enthralled – absolutely stunned – what a visual and sensual journey – that is filled with the most delicious and breath-taking stunning lines –

    “Sidewalkers danced around each other and wind-shifting nests of dying leaves. Chin to cheek buried in hastily wound scarf, ends tugged out of loose knot by motion. ”

    Incredible – just such a gripping and wholly unique expression – you are truly a weaver of tales and spells Phylor!

    “An opening. Several artist’s exposing themselves to the world.”

    There is something completely erotic about these lines – and that entire paragraph in general. Wow!

    “Rounding a divider, the delineation between straight-line stark erotic b & w photographs of Goth princesses, and a semi-circle of amazing papier-mâché on canvas, earth-toned images, she became acutely aware of every breath, every sweep of hand through hair.”

    This “chip” of information – just … oh words can’t even touch the vivacity and intensity of it – the images forming crystal clear – and then the rest …. what a journey – and revelation!

    Totally totally awesome!

    thanks for sharing Phylor!

    Cheers Pat

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    • tale weaver/ing November 5, 2015 / 2:09 am

      I am very flattered by and appreciative of your praise, Pat.
      One of those pieces that “wrote themselves” out of my feverish mind.

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      • clothespeggedpat November 5, 2015 / 9:25 am

        Stunning … “feverish” mind – despite circumstances unfortunately and unpleasant aside …. there is a delightfully intriguing and zany aspect of many of your pieces that always delight me …. so … as it is … so shall it be?

        Feel better soon :)

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