“Did you have a good time, baby?” Joel held Karen’s shoulders to steady himself as he staggered down the street after a night of clubbing.
“You’re just lucky I love…” Thumping music cut off her words. An effeminate man, surrounded by women with grape-vines woven in their hair, screamed and danced their way down the street.
Karen groaned. “It’s Bacchus and his maenads. We need to leave!”
Joel blinked owlishly. “Why?”
“You never studied. A Bacchanalia drives women to madness. They tear apart any man they come acr…”
Joel glanced at Karen. Her eyes glazed over.
Tinged with madness.
Word count: 99
It’s Trifecta time again! This weeks challenge is a bit different. The story needs to be exactly 99 words and any word and definition from the 99th page of the OED. I decided to use three because why not? It’s a theme thing.
Just a note: I know Karen mixed in Greek with her Roman, which is a no-no, but she was terrified. Please be understanding. Intellectual understanding doesn’t always equate to being prepared when you meet the real thing. 😉
Please head over to the Trifecta blog and read the entries. Great writers take part, so you’re sure to find something to tickle your fancy. (Psst, I also hear they’re giving away swag this time, and not the lame Justin Bieber-type of swag, so be sure to enter yourself).
Happy reading and writing!