--Kerry Garth in Benefit Performance
The slap sent his dark glasses free-wheeling across the room, raised galactic meteors on the curtain of his mind and stung like the devil.
His innards felt like cold madrilene.
Death's xanthic hue, its pinched fingers, its hollow repose had lent Barnes a classical look.
The sun vanished in the well-ordered and dramatic delitescense of the joint.
Madrilene? Unless you're a sous chef or a gourmet I doubt that will ring a bell. Turns out it's a fancy soup, specifically "a consommé flavored with tomato, often served jellied and chilled." Delitescence? Over my head again. The lexicographers of the interweb tell me it means obfuscation or concealment. Learned a new word, but I doubt it'll find its way into everyday use for me.