A Moonlit Dance


Copyright – Janet Webb

Mrs Pry tsked to herself; that dress had been up there all week.  She had assumed at first that it must be some sort of Halloween decoration, but that apartment was still uninhabited.  Mrs Pry curled her lips and let the curtain fall, mumbling and grumbling to herself all the way to bed.

Mrs Pry was deep asleep when clouds parted and revealed the full circular moon.  And she was snoring loudly when the dress shifted, and floated up, making a bee-line across the city to where a pair of trousers and a shirt waited, ready for a dance.

For Friday Fictioneers; I loved the picture this week, so enthralling, but I keep thinking I’ve seen it somewhere, maybe on TV.  Oh well! Hope you liked the story.

34 comments on “A Moonlit Dance

  1. LindaGHill says:

    Very romantic 🙂

  2. paulmclem says:

    Made me think of Mary Poppins. Dunno why. Not sure I’ve ever seen “tsked” written down. Threw me for a moment 🙂

  3. I really enjoyed this, Sandra, and I love Mrs. Pry’s name. Very well done!!


  4. Jan Brown says:

    I loved this!!! Also chuckled at Mrs. Pry’s name and behavior 😉

  5. Catherine Louise Gurganus says:


  6. Excellent! I guess that’s where all my ‘lost’ socks have gone!

  7. Sandra says:

    Lovely; such a romantic and original take on the prompt. Well done.

  8. Helena Hann-Basquiat says:

    Magical, darling.

  9. Sweet little fairytale.

  10. I had a Disney-like vision of this this (like Fantasia). Wonderful. Randy

  11. kdillmanjones says:

    Excellent story! The imagery is so powerful.

  12. This reminds me of a children’s book I used to love to read at Halloween.

  13. Lovely little tale, ghost romance could be great

  14. neenslewy says:

    Loved it! Great flash write.

  15. Dear Sandra,

    I went in the same direction as Paul. I immediately thought of Mary Poppins when Bert’s cane and her parasol danced together. Lovely and imaginative. Although I’m not sure Mrs. Pry would agree.



  16. Sounds like it’s out for a night on the town. I wonder if any baby clothes will result?

  17. Joe Owens says:

    Ms. Pry reminded my of the nosy neighbor name Agnes from the 1960s television show Bewitched. It is the kind of thing she would see and scream for Abner, her husband.,

    • Sandra says:

      Haha 😀 I hated that woman!!

      • Joe Owens says:

        i never remember her in anything else. Perhaps I just did not see that many shows during her time. I notice many of the same actors and actresses playing bit pieces in the popular shows of today. For instance i watch a lot of procedurals that have a character just for one show and it seems the same actors surface on different shows for that one episode.

  18. 40again says:

    Her name said all you needed to know about the woman, well done
    I enjoyed this very much

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