Wednesday, August 29, 2012

False Faces

Robert surveyed the crowd in the Savoy ballroom, recalling a memory from a literature class in college. 

Masquerade (noun): a social gathering of persons wearing masks and often fantastic costumes. He snorted at how deliciously appropriate a characterization that was for this evening.

Stella, as was her norm, wore a dress intended for a woman of younger years and fewer pounds. Derrick chatted amiably as if everyone didn’t know his wife had kicked him out weeks ago. Noting the beckoning wave of his superior, a known pederast, he donned his own metaphorical masque and went over to exchange social pleasantries. 

This story was written for BlogFlash2012, Day 29: Masquerade

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