This week’s #FWF prompt from Kellie Elmore is a word bank:
blanket – falsetto – cumbersome – cinema – coins
We may use one or all of the words.
Here goes …
A Night at the Opera
To the uninitiated ear the young soprano sounded falsetto, but to those in the know hers was the voice of a true soubrette. Bright like a bell and tinkling lyrically in the cathedral-like setting of the massive early 20th century music hall that had once served as a cinema. By contrast, the bass baritone taunted with his lumbering notes, sounding almost cumbersome. The juxtaposition of their voices, however, proved a satisfying melange of sound, floating like a soothing blanket across the enraptured audience who, for more than a few coins, had parked themselves in the plush confines of the operatic experience for a slice of dramatic fantasy.
So, apparently the Muse opted to use all the words (light editing was in order) and transported us into the world of opera, a world with which, as the daughter of a dramatic soprano, I am quite familiar.
In fact, now seems an appropriate moment to introduce you to the fact that I’m currently writing an as-yet unnamed light-hearted murder mystery set in the melodramatic world of opera, divas and dysfunction.
I’m about 40,000 words in and having a helluva ride … dahling.
Look forward to telling you more in future posts.
(Hmmm … Maybe I’ll even integrate a modified version of this paragraph. 😉 … )
Thanks for stopping by …
©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013