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Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Parochial Seductress (RVFF #1)

Random Vocabulary Flash Fiction (RVFF) - Click here to find out what it is.

Today's word: Parochial - 1. narrow or confined in point of view; provincial 2. of or relating to a parish / I'll use definition #1 for today's story.


Pablo married her this morning in a freakish moment, under the influence of a passion hangover. They say Vegas does things to people, and it sure did things to him. It wasn’t that she wasn’t beautiful – she was. Or that she wasn’t intelligent – she was. She reflected a quiet sophistication, which is what attracted Pablo to her in the first place, and exuded a sweet sexiness that few women possess.

It was her narrow-minded views that forced his doubt as he sat across the coffee-house table listening to her life philosophies. How could a woman who’d aggressively seduced a man she’d met two hours prior in a hotel bar be so parochial?

Even this, Pablo might let pass - if he could just remember her name.

Word count = 126


  1. Melissa said...

    Sounds interesting, but here is my only hangup on "Parochial" ... when I hear that word, all I could think of was parochial schools (we had those in Indy, not sure if they have them here) and to me, the word seemed out of place. But maybe that is my parochial mindset that won't let me see the word used in other ways! Ha!


  2. Karen said...

    That's a good point, Melissa. I was trying to go with the definition I was least familiar with, but maybe if the definition is so far removed from the normal usage of the word, I should consider using the more popular option. It does make one think of a parish seductress, doesn't it - and that's a whole other can of worms. :) Thanks for the suggestion and for reading.