It Takes Two to Tango: 99 Word Flash

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After a recent visit to Carrot Ranch on November 18, 2015, Charli Mills (@Charli_Mills) prompted her visitors thus:

In 99 words (no more, no less) write dance into your story.

Here is what I came up with:

It Takes Two to Tango

The music stops, a bell rings, and the dance begins.

Corners rhythmically count: ones, twos, threes, and fours (sometimes in combination). MMA sets the bouncing ball in motion for all to sing along to, though mixed martial artists take the lead by mastering the basics:

Boxing

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Judo

France's Teddy Riner (R) fights with Ukranian Stanislav Bondarenko during the Men +100kg Judo European Championships quater-final match of in Montpellier, France on April 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT
France’s Teddy Riner (R) fights with Ukranian Stanislav Bondarenko during the Men +100kg Judo European Championships quater-final match of in Montpellier, France on April 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYO

Karate

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Capoeira

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Jiu-Jitsu

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Wrestling

MONDAY, AUG. 6, 2012 FILE PHOTO FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 file photo Keitani Graham of Micronesia competes against Charles Edward Betts of the United States, right, during the 84-kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. An official familiar with the decision says IOC leaders have dropped wrestling from the program for the 2020 Olympics. In a surprise decision Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013, the official tells The Associated Press that the IOC executive board decided to retain modern pentathlon and remove wrestling instead. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
MONDAY, AUG. 6, 2012 FILE PHOTO FILE – In this Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 file photo Keitani Graham of Micronesia competes against Charles Edward Betts of the United States, right, during the 84-kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. An official familiar with the decision says IOC leaders have dropped wrestling from the program for the 2020 Olympics. In a surprise decision Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013, the official tells The Associated Press that the IOC executive board decided to retain modern pentathlon and remove wrestling instead. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Sambo

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Muay Thai

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Onlookers applaude the war-like promenade. Like the Jabbawockeez’s, mixed martial artists hone their craft to perform second-by-second choreography in hopes of popping, locking, and dropping their opponents

No matter the swaying, bobbing, or weaving occurring within five-minute segments, MMA mirrors head-banging rock-and-roll.

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2 thoughts on “It Takes Two to Tango: 99 Word Flash

    Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist said:
    December 1, 2015 at 8:19 am

    I can see the dance of the ring. Although the Jabberwokeez is not my style of dancing I have to say they mesmerised and I couldn’t stop watching. Great choreography.

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    Charli Mills said:
    December 2, 2015 at 5:45 am

    Great opening line, really fits the dance elements of MMA. It’s such a fluid sport, like dancing, but competitive and conquering. Incredible muscle control by all the different sports and dancers.

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