Fall 2013 • Vol. XXXV No. 4 Fiction |

The Dance of the Annunciation

from The Brunist Day of Wrath The Presbyterian manse lights are off and the curtains are open on this first night of April, and Prissy Tindle, who should perhaps at this moment be known by her stage name of Priscilla Parsons, is dancing the "Dance of the Annunciation" for Reverend Wesley Edwards by the pale glow of the unseasonable snow falling outside. She has been thinking about it and choreographing it in her mind all day, ever since she saw the shimmering white dove preening itself in much balmier weather outside her kitchen window this morning. Her horoscope encouraged artistic endeavor and suggested that she foster new relationships with imagination and transparency. Which she took to mean she should dance with her clothes off. Wesley's record collection leaves much to be desired (it is probably his wife Debra's, that silly woman, he seemed to know nothing about it), but at least she was able to find Debussy's Nocturnes, the "Clouds" piece being both texturally and themat

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