I was in the kitchen thanking the help for their role in making the evening a success when a dashing young black captain approached me.
"Ma'am," He said, "I truly enjoyed the evening. Your mask has such style that it couldn't possibly hide your personality, just enhance it."
"You're so charming," I said. "I think we've talked before...about a month ago."
"That is correct ma'am. I'm surprised you remembered me."
"Well, Captain, I couldn't help but notice how fascinated you were by my behind."
"Its a wonder for a white woman. May I get you you a drink?"
"Yes, I've been doing a lot of thinking about slavery and the war and I've reached a decision."
"Follow my lead. Bessy, come with me upstairs."
Bessy and the Captain followed madam upstairs where she stopped at the cadenza outside the ballroom.
"Bessy, help me out of this corset and other things!"
"Ah, yes ma'am."
With that, madam shed her clothes until she was nude save for her gold mask. Suddenly, madam burst into the ballroom with the Captain in tow.
"I have an announcement!"
The crowd was shocked to say the least.
"I have been thinking of the issue of slavery and how the black man has been wronged. This is why I am presenting myself in a vulnerable way and asking, my friend, the Captain to take me from behind in front of all of you. I encourage all of you other fine ladies to do the same."
Abagail said, "You want us to strip?"
"Yes, right now, there are plenty of black men here to, dare I say it, to fuck."
"But, what of my husband?"
"Gentle woman, it is his duty to stay by and support you."
Cassandra injected, "What if I am to become pregnant?"
"All the better as we women of the community need to set an example to not only seek forgiveness from the black man, but to bare witness by having some mix raced children."
At this point, some women started to remove their clothes and the Captain began to take the madam.
Under his breath he said, "I like these historical recreations especially when a little ecstasy is involved.