Every week a photo is used as a prompt to write a piece of fiction, poem or something else in around 200 words. If you fancy having a go, then click on the Sunday Photo Fiction link below, or if you want to read what others have written, then click on the little blue froggy.
“No Francine, you don’t releve now. You do it after Adam has lifted.
Janice, demi-rond, not rond.
How are you all supposed to be ready for the performance if you cannot do the simplest of moves. Again from the beginning … I don’t care, Francine. When you get it right, then you can go for a drink. Until then, you do as you’re told. You want to be a star, yes? You want to join the Royal Ballet, yes? Do you think they are going to be as nice to you as I am? You know I treat you like my own children. Now, from the start.
David … music. One … two … three … one … two … three. Properly. Now you are doing it. Yes! Yes! ..No! NO! NOOO! Adam, what do you think you are doing? Once more and I replace you! There are plenty of people willing to take your place and work with me.”
The two nurses looked on at the old woman in her wheelchair staring at the ballerina shaped flowers. They wondered what she thought of, as she couldn’t talk since the stroke left her paralysed and unable to speak.
releve – This means to rise from the foot to the demi-pointe.
demi-rond – This means a half-circle. To move the leg either at 45 or 90 degrees off the floor, moving it from the front to the side, from the side to the back.
rond – This means Round
allongé – To stretch out, to make longer