Dia De Los Muertos honors loved ones who have passed on. Nov. 1, Dia de los Angelitos, is for the souls of the young departed, and Nov. 2, Dia de los Difuntos, is for adults. Four years ago, on Nov. 2, my mother-in-law passed away.
Since then, the celebration has taken on additional meaning in our household. While it’s known as Day of the Dead, the celebration also focuses on the love, which inspired the story “Dia Del Amor.”
Although the idea for the sexy story “Dia Del Amor” had already sprouted, the first writing came from a prompt “Now it’s time to go” in Siobhan Muir’s weekly flash fiction, #ThursThreads.
That initial piece received an honorable mention. Here’s the feedback from the judge:
P.T. says: Great use of the senses and I love that it shows the sexual side of a married couple. (And I love how the last line reflects how story starts with the dead and moves on to the passion of the living.)
Here’s the original piece of flash fiction:
Jazmin stopped by altar in the hallway, taking in the mementos, ofrendas. The ceramic bowl held plenty of water, and she placed a fresh cut pomegranate, one of Nana’s favorites, on a white dish. The juice bled over the ceramic. She closed her eyes, bowing her head. With her heart, she reached out to her loved ones, murmuring words of prayer and wishing their spirits well. She missed them, and honored their memories on this most special day.
Solid footsteps announced her husband’s approach. She turned to watch him. The long drapery of his black cloak billowed behind him as he swept down the hall to where she stood in the entranceway. She straightened his crisp collar, and adjusted his bow. He reached past, opening the door for her.
“You make a sexy skeleton.” Lightly, with the tips of two fingers, Hector touched the corner of her jaw, admiring the finishing touches of her dramatic make-up.
“La Calavera Catrina.” She smiled, feeling the paint stretch tight over her skin, like flesh over bone. “No kissing!” she teased, before stepping out.
“I’ll wait until we get back from the fiesta to ravage you again.” His wink sent a charge of heat through her body. “Now it’s time to go.”
As she passed him, he swatted her ass. A warm ache settled between her legs, a physical reminder of the love, loving and life she shared with her mate.
Dias De Los Muertos. Dia del Amor.
Dia Del Amor by Louisa Bacio
On a day known for honoring the souls of departed loved ones, Jazmin and Hector heat up the costuming before the fiesta. Explore when Dia De Los Muertos transforms into Dia Del Amor.
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