Susan Marie Molloy

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Royal Ball

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One afternoon, while out running errands, my beau and I stopped by an antique store, just for fun. It was on the way to one of our destinations, so why not?

Oh, yes, there were the usual things: old dishes, toys, knickknacks, crystal, books, and whatnot. Then, around a corner, appeared these beauties:

“Queen of the Ball”

“King of the Ball”

These were costumes made with satin, beads, sequins, faux fur, and feathers. They were listed as “Mardis Gras King and Queen Costumes.” The white satin gown glittered with silver and golden sequins and beads under the store’s lights, while the feathers softly swayed in the breeze from the ceiling fan. The white, gold, and silver king’s cape, trimmed in faux ermine, looked heavy and sumptuous draped across a railing.

The gown was listed at a couple bucks under a thousand; the king’s cape somewhere around nine hundred.

Ah, if money was no object, and we had a castle.  Or a parade float—

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Author: Susan Marie Molloy

Hi, and welcome to my blog. I am a published writer, poet, photographer, freelance editor, artist, and career analyst. Growing up in a bilingual family helped me foster my love of languages. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and Master of Arts in History. My short stories, poetry, and photographs have been published in the Emerald Coast Review (18th and 19th editions), newspapers, and in many other publications. I enjoy Pre-Code films, photography, music, travelling, history, reading, and living each day to the fullest in The Oasis. My publications include Engaged (an anthology of my poems), The Crowd of Turin, God of the Sea: A Short Book of Poetry by the Seashore, Grapes Suzette and Other Poetic Epicurean Delights, Gallery Night, Indigo Fantasy, The Green Gloves, Puppy Love, Supreme Theater, and others. I am currently working on an anthology of my short stories, including a roman à clef tale, and am in collaboration with another artist in writing a novel. My books are available through Amazon. Check them out. Buy them. Read them. Send me your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.

2 thoughts on “Royal Ball

  1. As cool as these were, I can only imagine the strength it would take to wear them for more than an hour or so. They were magnificent outfits though.

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