First Pages – Dancing Nude in the Moonlight: 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings – Genevieve

Genevieve is the first story in the second half of the new edition of Dancing Nude; it is a previously unpublished story.

Part I

Then

Groups of men idling on street corners are a feature of life in Genevieve’s Ottos, Antigua neighborhood.
“Pssst!”
“Suuut!”
“Wha, you feel you too good fu answer?”
“Ugly laka fowl batty.”
“Wid yuh red shenky self!”
“Ah colour one you hab.”
“Nose flat laka fritters.”
“Mout’ lang laka mule.”
Their words cut sharp. Genevieve is at that in-between age where parts of you are tender with change and words make you conscious of the hurt. The age is different for every girl but as true of girls on Genevieve’s island as girls anywhere. It’s the age the body you’ve lived in all your twelve or so years seems to change overnight.
In Genevieve’s world, the men who’ve always been there, propping up a corner, suddenly become a lusty phalanx, a collective troll she must negotiate to get from one side of the road to the other.
In Genevieve’s world, mothers grow watchful of their daughters in such times.

Read more of Dancing Nude in the Moonlight – Other Writings Dancing 10 cover (click text to go to the books page; image to go to Dancing Nude in the Moonlight’s review page)

Other First Pages:
Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Stories
Musical Youth
Oh Gad!
The Boy from Willow Bend

2 thoughts on “First Pages – Dancing Nude in the Moonlight: 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings – Genevieve

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