Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Flash 55 -- 龙年



Jiao-long tattoed for weeks and was now frail. He would die soon.

Jiao-long promised Pu that the reward for her patience and bravery was the finest of dragons to be with her always: "Remember my taking you from behind, my hands caressing your shoulders, my soft whispers into your ear. It will be like that."



Links to more of this week's FF55s (works of fiction in 55 words)
are at Mr. KnowItAll, the G-Man. 
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January 23 is Chinese New Year, ushering in the Year of the Dragon. (The mighty dragon is a mythical beast long celebrated for its benevolence, intelligence and good will. The Chinese dragon has been a common symbol of identity for Far Eastern cultures. Read more here.)

 龙年 
Meaning: The Dragon

Jiao-long
Meaning: Looks like a dragon    Gender: Boy


Pu
Meaning: Uncut jade    Gender: Both



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23 comments:

Deborah said...

Oh my ... beautifully done.

Fireblossom said...

Dragons are too much for this little sheep. (Chinese zodiac.)

G-Man said...

Lydia...?
Wow!! I really really liked this.
Mysterious and sensual and Perfect!
Outstanding 55 My Friend.
You Rock EVERY Week!!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

mythopolis said...

...wonderfully erotic....

Brian Miller said...

interesting sensual turn there at the end...that would be some kinda dragon tattoo...well writ lydia

Kathe W. said...

very saucy-! and I love the Horse video you posted- I'm a horse per the Chinese Zodiac...

Sheila Moore said...

Oh, so sinister in a sexy way.

hedgewitch said...

This is lush and musical, and paints a very different canvas--the canvas of skin--with a potent symbol. Nice to see a creative and thoughtful 55 like this--as it's a demanding little form...but lots of depth here, Lydia. Liked it very much.

Lydia said...

Gadzooks (as I used to say in middle school)...it was not until I came to reply to your comments that I realized I had written: ...the reward for her patience and bravery would the finest of dragons... Nothing like an incomplete verb! I couldn't change it to "would be" because it would then be 56 words, so I altered it.

Lydia said...

Deborah~ My oh my...thank you!

Fireblossom~ My tiger (Chinese horoscope) is fierce enough for me. I was, however, interested to read that the Chinese consider the dragon to be a symbol of good will, unlike the western view of dragons.

G-Man~ Your comments ROCK every week. They keep me going, and I thank you. Am pleased you like this one so much. :)

mythopolis~ I appreciate that.

Brian~ Thank you. This afternoon I was waiting for a dentist appointment and picked up a Nov. '11 Time, in which there was an article about the relevance and symbolism of tattoos to our returning veterans. The examples shown were fascinating (no dragons, though).

Kathe~ A horse would be a most excellent Chinese horoscope to have! Wasn't that horse just adorable?! What joy she expressed.

Sheila Moore~ Thanks, as that was my impression of the drawing.

hedgewitch~ Many thanks for your kind comments. Am wondering what Chinese horoscope character you are....

Christine said...

very brave indeed, terrific write

Raven said...

Interesting...I agree, there is a sinister quality to the seduction here. Right up my alley. Love it.

Lydia said...

Christine~ Thanks so much. :)

Raven~ Your comment was interesting, too! Thank you.

susan said...

It's not only a Dragon year but a Water Dragon year - the first in 60 years. Let's hope it's a wonderful one for all of us who live near the sea.

Lovely little story and picture.

Lydia said...

susan~ Hah! Glad you specified what kind of Dragon year this is, and the add'l info was great. I selected a suitable sidebar image, thanks to you.

Muhammad Israr said...

the girl with the dragon tatoo? :P

Lucy Westenra said...

So THAT'S how I should have handled my Ph.D viva! Excellent posts, and what fun to find the photo to match the prompt.

Trellissimo said...

Boy, oh boy! Some dragon! LOL

Lydia said...

Muhammad Israr~ Why, yes...you are right!

Lucy Westenra~ I'm pretty sure your comment was meant for the following post, The Mag...but I appreciate your comments no matter where they show up!

Trellissimo~ Yeah, how would you like to go through life dragon that around on your back?!!!

Margaret said...

Whew! A lot goin' on in this lil' 55! :)

Lydia said...

Margaret~ Hah! I guess you are right! :)

Roxana said...

i am a dragon! :-)

Lydia said...

Roxana~ Then it is your year!!! May it be full of luck and joy.

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