Blogging A to Z: Xanthous

He stared, fixated on the flow of fabric as she moved about the apartment.  The slow setting of the sun set off the xanthous color of Katherine’s dress as she danced.  The fabric clung to her body as she chatted amiably at him.  He realized that she had stopped talking when he finally looked up at her.

She stood in front of him, hands on her hips with a small smirk on her face.  “Mesmerized, as we?” she asked.

He nodded.

“I guess you like the dress,” she asked as Katherine spun.

Alex smiled, standing up to twirl her again.


3 thoughts on “Blogging A to Z: Xanthous

  1. Great X post, but would you use ‘xanthous’ if you didn’t need the X word for the challenge? Recently I’ve seen a difference of opinion on whether or not to use obscure words that may disrupt the reader’s flow or turn them off entirely. I feel a few unusual words are awesome and can broaden the mind, but don’t enjoy reading something that I have to stop and Google every few pages. I’m thinking of Tom Clancy overloading us with technobabble, and Pynchon with just plain babble in Mason & Dixon. The latter holds the record of books I was most excited to read, yet abandoned the quickest.

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