“Dance as if no one is watching!” they always said, but Renee never found the knack for it. After she tripped again, Gabriel said, “I’m tired, Hon. Let’s just listen.” They both loved Stan Getz, but Renee knew the former competitive dancer loved dancing more. She dearly wished she could dance.
One morning, she pointed out their wax dancer to Gabriel. “Isn’t it in a different pose than yesterday?”
Gabriel just sighed and kissed her before leaving for work. After he left, the wax figurine began to move. At first she was terrified, mostly that she was losing her mind. Days went by and she relaxed. It danced constantly, never doing anything harmful. Weeks followed and she began trying to mimic its moves, terribly at first, but the figurine was patient.
A month later, she spun into his arms, and Gabriel grinned with pleasure as they swayed perfectly together.
She smiled at the wax figurine.
It winked back.
Not many folks are familiar with the names Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto, but if you hear their signature song you’ll likely recognize them instantly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getz/Gilberto
Each week on Monday, it’s time to finish the story. This week, the opening sentence prompt is: “Dance as if no one is watching!” The image prompt is the photo at the beginning of this post. Look here for more stories based upon the prompts: http://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/mondays-finish-the-story-november-24th-2014/