I dressed in my most alluring, tantalizing gown — a deep red taffeta item. Its intent was to lure the most sequacious of my followers. I speak of those who knew nothing of me but the colors I wore, the perfume that wafted from my dusky skin.

Ah, those fools, forever creeping after me, wanting something, yet forever too fearful to ask. Nor would it have mattered. Worthless chits.

I might add that the more sequacious they were, the more dull-witted they seemed. I was hot, but even my flame could be squelched by these dreary males. So instead, I sang for them.

I can still sing, though I am perhaps a bit long in the tooth for the torch songs of by earlier years.

FOWC with Fandango — Tantalizing


Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

18 thoughts on “TANTALIZING TO THE MOST SEQUACIOUS – Marilyn Armstrong”

    1. I’m getting tired of finding uses for words I will never use. There are words that I use rarely, but these are words I NEVER use, even when I know the meaning (I didn’t know this one, by the way, but at least she provided a definition). It’s simply more fun to find a clever way to use a common word. No matter what you do with one of these “freshman college fancy words” is going to sound awkward because it’s not a word you’ll ever use again. It’s like the words in the old Reader’s Digest “Improve your vocabulary” and a list of fancy words to memorize so you can impress your pals. I was taught as a tech writer to NEVER use fancy or obscure words. No one appreciates having to look it up while they are trying to get on with business.

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