Salsa With A Stranger

Couples floated across the dance floor, flowing over each other.

Someone said,

“Up close with a stranger. You sure?”

She said,

“I want to learn.”

He smiled.

They were the last couple on the floor. Melting into each other. Then the music stopped. She walked off the floor, leaving him standing.

The lesson was over.

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9 thoughts on “Salsa With A Stranger

  1. Sudipta Chatterjee September 6, 2006 at 00:58 Reply

    Great! The idea-smithy is never short of these ideas, eh?

    But I guess the someone who asked the question first and the stranger were not the same people. Or did I get it entirely wrong?


  2. ideasmith September 7, 2006 at 04:14 Reply

    Sudipta: Thank you! I hope this blog continues to live up to that image.

    ‘Someone’ represents the conflict she faces in her own head, which is resolved at the end of the story.


  3. infinity September 7, 2006 at 10:01 Reply

    dances in summers…chance meetings…snippets of conversation…charming!


  4. {illyria} September 9, 2006 at 14:52 Reply

    gorgeous and melancholy. why would she walk away, i wonder?

    ~the girl FKA transience


  5. ideasmith September 9, 2006 at 15:02 Reply

    Illyria: Yipppeee…you’re back! I was checking my mailbox frantically for the promised mail but there wasn’t any! Unfortunately I still can’t access your link.


  6. Gaurav Mishra September 10, 2006 at 03:42 Reply

    Salsa with strangers is ripe with possibilities… ;-)


  7. {illyria} September 17, 2006 at 14:08 Reply

    eeeekkk! none at all? it wasn’t caught by spam, by some chance? :(


  8. {illyria} September 17, 2006 at 14:13 Reply

    okay, i emailed you again. :)


  9. IdeaSmith September 18, 2006 at 07:29 Reply

    @ Illyria: Got the mail. Will check it out…thanks a mil!


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