Sunday, May 30, 2010

Cafe Terrace at Night, Drabble # 5

[Fifth in a Set of Drabbles based on Van Gogh's Cafe Terrace at Night, 1888]

I never thought this day would come. When I would be sitting at a fancy Parisian cafĂ© with my favourite man. Starry nights are not unknown to us. Many a time we have slipped outdoors during dinner parties - though a country man through and through, he couldn’t’ stand his bourgeoisie neighbours any more than I could. But that is the point. He is a country man. He hates the city, is always anxious to get back. But this time, he seems to be enjoying himself.

Wonder how Dad would react if I get up and dance on the table?

Drabble (n) - an extremely short work exactly one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity and to test the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in an extremely confined space.


The Alliterative Allomorph said...

That's in a little French villiage called Arles, right? I've been there. Absolutely beautiful. Have you been there? Did you know that this place is where Van Gogh cut off his ear?

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Oh crap, I just clicked on the link to Wikipeadia. Duh! LOL


Wonderful drabble and with Jessica's information it's a place of history. Enjoyed the read.


Mason Canyon said...

Always enjoy the twist at the end of your Drabble.

Thoughts in Progress

slommler said...

Loved it very much! I could see his quiet, confident smile.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Too bad no one's dancing on the table in the painting!

Clarissa Draper said...

Another great drabble. I think writing these are such a wonderful exercise. Are you ready for BuNoWriMo?

Jemi Fraser said...

Another good one - love the last line :)

Saumya said...

Aw, I love this!!! And I laughed out loud at the end :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

This was just such a wonderful idea, Rayna!

Jackee said...

Loved the drabble! And come to think of it, I love that word, too. :o)

That Van Gogh character had some talent, I'd say. Just some.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Jessica - isn't that strange. I have read Van Gogh's story more times than I care to remember. I know the picture was painted in Arles. And yet, my mind always puts it at Paris.
You have actually been there? You lucky you.

@ Yvonne - his story is amazing, isn't it?

@ Mason - thanks

@ SueAnn - you got it!

@ Alex - that would have been fun,wouldn't it?

@ Clarissa - nothing like forcing yourself to tell a story with economy of words.

@ Jemi - thank you.

@ Saumya - thanks

@ Diane - thank you

@ Jackee - the moment we heard teh name Drabble, we fell in love with it. And it was before we heard that Monty Python had coined the term.


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