Incantation/Invocation/Exultation

I am magic, she whispers. An incantation. She worries the words between her teeth.

She totters on the highest of heels, clear Lucite. She is careful, arms high at her sides. She could stop the world.

I am magic, she whispers. An invocation. She worries the words between the soft tips of her fingers.

She is on a stage, slick, black. Each step, a hard echo. The music wraps around her, binds her to this place.

I am a dark magic, she shouts. An exultation. She worries the words between the humid meat of her thighs.

© 2010 Roxane Gay

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3 thoughts on “Incantation/Invocation/Exultation

  1. Excellent form, engaging. Let’s wait to see how the judges score but she’s definitely in medal territory.

  2. jessiecarty says:

    love how you used the 140 characters in sequence to create something with such magic 🙂

  3. […] I also had some nanofiction running in serial this week at Pic Fic. You can see the entire series here. I had fun writing that little series, trying something different. I also have a story at Women […]

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