This week's words:
- sevidical (adj) Speaking in a harsh or cruel manner.
- morsicant (adj) Producing the sensation of repeated biting or pricking.
- veteratorian (adj) Subtle; crafty
Tonight was the night, and Myrtle was ready. She really was going to cut loose and shock everyone. She had entered a dance contest where she and Roger would dance a hot Cha-Cha. They all thought her so uptight that they would never expect her to anything like that.
Roger had been more than eager to help, and over the past few weeks, she found that he wasn’t a bad dancer. He probably thought he was being veteratorian, but she would worry about that later. She was especially proud of her costume. It was definitely more risqué and flashy than anything else in her wardrobe.
The dress was a ruby red number, rather low cut, though she had taken pains to ensure that there would be no “wardrobe malfunctions” on the big night. It was much longer in the back than in the front in the fashion of Latin dance costumes with a feminine ruffle along the hem line and around the halter top. It was covered in red sequins, and Myrtle positively sparkled every time she moved in it. Wearing it made her feel wonderful, the picture of beauty and elegance.
About an hour before the contest was scheduled to begin, Myrtle and Roger met up for one final rehearsal. He looked very dashing wearing a tuxedo shirt open at the neck with an untied bowtie casually draped around his neck, along with black tuxedo pants. On their last run through, it all went perfectly. They were ready.
The next 30 minutes went by in a haze. Her head almost had a morsicant feeling, but before she knew it, Myrtle was being led onto the dance floor by Roger to join the other couples. A jolt of adrenaline hit her system, and she was suddenly nauseas. She could barely pick up her feet and was sure that she was going to trip and stumble across the floor. However, Roger lent his steadying arm, and they made it to an open spot without incident.
Roger gave her a reassuring smile and a wink, then the music started. After that, it was like they were on automatic pilot. It seemed that part of her brain was watching and analyzing the whole thing from the outside.
To her amazement, things were going really well. And the crowd, they were cheering … for her! She could hardly believe it. Then, she stepped back, and her eyes opened wide as she realized that she stepped on her skirt.
Wait! Nothing like that happened in any of the rehearsals, she thought in a millisecond. She heard the rip and knew that she was in trouble. She looked up at Roger, blissfully unaware of what was going on.
Myrtle tried to continue, brazen it out, but she felt as the whole back of the skirt was being torn from the rest of her costume with every step she took. The crowd’s cheers had turned to laughter.
When the bottom half of her dress was around her ankles, and the audience was helpless in their guffaws, she gathered up her skirts and addressed them.
“You’ll pay for your sevidical attitude!” Then, she turned and stalked off with her head held high.
Roger scurried off after her, but if one looked closely, you could see the corners of his mouth twitching with suppressed laughter.
If you haven’t done 3WT, this is your chance! :)
3WT #22 words will be: rogitate; solipsistic; & nequient