Power Play

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When the woman walked into the room, conversations were suddenly quieter, and people turned to stare, but the woman coming into the room didn’t seem to notice, or maybe she just soaked in the attention.  The woman who turned heads was Annie and she was on a mission.

Annie instantly scanned the room and was zeroed in on the company vice president.  She looked the type who didn’t waste time with small potatoes.  She could smell the money.

In no time at all there were seven men around Annie, and not all of them were single.  You could hear her laughter followed by theirs all across the apartment.  Within a short half an hour Annie was practically draped across the company president.  She began to weave her web and lure him further in towards her lair.

That night set in motion an unstoppable force.  Annie’s wanton ways and thirst for power had her seated on the board of directors and a major shareholder in just months.  And she had only just begun.

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – wanton

Mumbles … Power

Things my Dad and my Gma (Dad’s Mom) used to say have stuck with me throughout the years.  When I saw this prompt all I could think of was the man…

You look like the man.

What man?

The man with the power.

What power?

The power of voodoo.

Who do?

You do.

Do what?

Look like the man.

What man?

…and on and on it goes.  I can remember saying that with both of them and they would use funny voices and wild expressions.  I wish I could remember about the man on the stairs who wasn’t there.  Something like “He wasn’t there again today, oh how I wish he’d go away.”  I think that one is a Lewis Carol poem.  I know the one about beating your child when he sneezes came from the mind of Lewis Carol…

Speak roughly to your little boy,

And beat him when he sneezes.

He only does it to annoy,

Because he knows it teases.

And there is a second verse on that one but I can’t recall it right now.  I know there were others, but sadly I don’t remember them.  Those are some wonderful memories from my youth.  Did you have any special poems or sayings you recall fondly from your childhood?  Please share them in the comments or your own blog.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – power