High priestess

lime slices

The way she held her rime-covered glass you would think she was a member of the Bacchae. It wasn’t ham-fisted, but rather reverentially, almost ritually. She lifted it to her face, the icy condensation cooling her flushed skin. Without regard for who was watching, she ran a finger up the side, lifting a drop of water and licking it from her fingertip, as a lover would a tear from her desire’s cheek.

Handing her empty to the bartender, she closed her eyes, perhaps in prayer.

“I’ll have another,” she whispered solemnly. “This time don’t forget the lime.”

The Trifecta challenge this week is: Bacchae [ noun \ˈbakē\] the priestesses or female devotees of the Greek god Bacchus

*This week we were given a page from the Oxford English Dictionary.  The ninety-ninth page, to be exact. From this page, we chose any word, any definition, to use in our post. And instead of the typical 33-333 word limit, we were asked for 99 words exactly.

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I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

28 thoughts on “High priestess

  1. I don’t know where to start to highlight the words and phrases I like. I’ll highlight them all. It makes you wonder about her, I like that, what’s going on with her. Nice writing!

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