I think I’m enjoying the grumbling over the song choices juxtaposed against the brilliant entries that result the most about each week’s 100 word song. There wasn’t a single good entry, they were all great. One of Leeroy’s favorite 100 word singers is Eric from Sinistral Scribblings
http://sinistralscribblings.com/100-word-song/the-cab/ He’s a really prolific writer of several genres along with personal posts. His 100 last week was a futuristic noir piece that just jumped off the page. I must have read it 10 times. Eric has really good music tastes so Leeroy trusted him with this week’s selection. He chose Pain Lies On The Riverside by Live, a mid 1990s band from York, Pennsylvania. You may remember their songs Selling The Drama or Lightning Crashes. This choice played perfectly into my 100 not only for Leeroy but also Velvet and her verbosity, her word is “REFLECTING”http://www.velvetverbosity.com/ . We go back to Soul To Body.
.Mallory’s “yes!” into the phone made Jake smile. He slammed his brakes. The truck driver in front of him raised his hands in frustration of Jake almost hitting him again. A train approached.
“Mallory, let’s talk after Violet goes to bed. I’m turning around at this railroad crossing by the river.”
As Mallory continued talking. he dropped the phone in the floorboard while turning the wheel. He unbuckled and bent down. His u-turning Blazer veered into a dumptruck rolling down the street. His bloodied face reflecting off sunlight in the car’s crunched metal was Jake’s last memory before unconsciousness.
The good news about Eric’s pick? It’s upbeat, it rocks, and its versatile for interpretation. Loss, pain, heartbreak, dark comedy, action, horror, suspense; it’s all there. I expect more amazing work from you Leeroy loving writers.
As always, everything you need to know about 100 word song is here: http://lancemyblogcanbeatupyourblog.wordpress.com/100-word-song/
See ya’ll next Tuesday night with a new song and more awesome writing to talk about.
Here’s this week’s 100 word song Pain Lies On The Riverside, by Live.