Friday, March 25, 2011

Paint It Purple Blogfest Has Arrived

Thank you to everyone who has participated in this blogfest.  I look forward to reading everyone's submissions. My submission is posted below, followed by links to the other participants.  So, pull out your hooka and soul patch and prepare for some deep literary lyricism.

Selection #1 from my W.I.P. Courtly Abandon:
Queen Elizabeth's Effigy Corset
She stepped away from the wardrobe and closed the double doors.  Drawing a deep breath she tested the fit of her corset.  It was not actually uncomfortable; it was more of the idea that disturbed her.  The reed boning sewn into channels throughout the entire garment assisted her posture and was wonderfully supportive of her bosom, but she could not bend over and straighten her own stocking.  Of course, that was what was made it a lady’s garment and not something a working woman would be able to wear.  It required assistance, not only to put on but in some of the most fundamental life tasks.  Wearing a corset meant a servant was required.   It also made her ample bosom even more glorious.  The way the bodice framed her, her cleavage seemed to go right up to her neck.

Selection #2, my purple paragraph from Nature Flows Unrepentantly Encased in Prisons of Society:

Freed from the oaken prison, the corset shaped Jane’s serpentine curves, molding her lusciousness into a cone of social submission. Strict and rigid, stubbornly constricting her inner Venus and pummeling her womanly softness into moral shapelessness, the corset was a badge of rank. Jane was a puppet of fashion, manipulating and modifying nature in a way only the privileged could afford. Her confinement screamed “ELITE!” to the masses, huddling for warmth within the comforting arms of their families. Her bosom, the glorious mounds declaring her fecundity, cried silently against the pressure. Striving for freedom, they arched to the heavens, climbing Jane’s small frame for escape, only to be held back by their own limitations. Trapped in their gilded cage, they wept silently, aware that they existed now only for display.

I tried to keep it short. :)  I hope you enjoyed my ridiculousness.  Today is a school day, so I will not be able to check the other entries until after hours -- but I will get to all of them.

Check out the other participating blogs at the links shown below.


8 comments:

Pk Hrezo said...

Yes! I love it! I especially like the second one. Thanks for the fun blogfest, Erin!! :)

Trisha said...

Oh my gosh... this is hilarious:

Striving for freedom, they arched to the heavens, climbing Jane’s small frame for escape, only to be held back by their own limitations. Trapped in their gilded cage, they wept silently, aware that they existed now only for display.


LOL. Great job! and thanks for hosting this blogfest, I had heaps of fun :D

Lindz Pagel said...

"molding her lusciousness into a cone of social submission."

Love it! What a fun blogfest. Thanks for hosting. Can't wait to meet your cast for The Now Starring Blogfest :)

Tessa Conte said...

LOL -->'her confinement screamed "ELITE!"'

GREAT purple paragraph!!! Love it!

Thank you for hosting this fest, it's great to see everyone 'pull out all the stops', so to speak. And fun indulging, too.

T.x

Raquel Byrnes said...

Ahaha! Fecundity? Wow...you are a wordsmith. I love it. Great idea for a blogfest. =)

Susan Kane said...

This blogfest was like peeling off a girdle and pantyhose, and getting into a fleecy nightgown. Just letting it all out, putting in as many modifiers as legally possible.
What a delightful concept! Thanks!
Beautiful re-telling--almost licentious.

lindsay said...

Great first blogfest - for both of us! I really enjoyed the challenge and had a great time.

Boy, you sure know how to paint your prose purple! Excellent job on your selection.

Erin Kane Spock said...

Thank you to everyone for participating. I have gotten to all of your blogs and really enjoyed everyone's. That was a lot of fun.
I got a kick out of writing my purple prose. I could just picture my friends from the writing club in high school oohing and aahing over my brilliance, or a creative writing teacher telling me I needed more. :)
Thanks again!

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