Last time with Helene Troy: http://lancemyblogcanbeatupyourblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/rebel-girl/
The manager ran to the door of the loft and threw his back against it, preventing Mara from leaving. None of the three women would look at each other. Mara turned away from the manager, cursing.
“Girls, This high school drama shit’s gotta stop. I have neither the time nor the patience for it. In each of your hands is $750 and a reminder of the contract you signed with me to open for The Golden Apples for three more shows. With last night’s buzz, I’ll make it ten shows and we’ll work out the details of me managing the band after that.”
Helene stepped to Sadie, clasped right hands and whispered.
“Sade, I love you. Ride this out with me. We can do this together.”
Before Sadie could respond, Mara walked to within a few inches of the manager’s face.
“There is no band. Go rep that bitch. Put her in rubber dresses, get her an MTV reality show, I don’t care, just get out of my fucking way!”
Running his small hands through his sweaty, thin black hair, he opened the door. Mara left angry, her heavy boots stamping down the concrete stairs.
Sadie mouthed “come on Leney”. They caught up with Mara in the alley next to the Soho loft. Helene leaned against the graffiti-covered brick wall while Mara lit a cigarette. Sadie crossed her arms, raised her tiny ginger eyebrows and nodded her head for Helene to speak.
“The manager can’t hear us, Mara. Say whatever you want and I’ll deal with it..”
Mara took a long drag on her Marlboro light and exhaled the smoke through her flared nostrils.
“You don’t want the band and Matador Records doesn’t want the band. So, I’ll play the Apples shows then I’m joining Superfluous Force.”
Helene shook her head in disgust at Mara playing with their rival.
“Fine and fuck you, Mara.”
She pulled her hair into a ponytail, grabbed Sadie’s hand and walked the two of them back inside.
This is a new story episode of my novel work in progress, The Ballad of Helene Troy. You can find the rest of the story, so far, here: http://lancemyblogcanbeatupyourblog.wordpress.com/the-ballad-of-helene-troy/ It is also a 333 word response to Trifecta Writing’s “Alley” prompt http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/
Today’s song more for the rockin’ aspect than lyrical. The Vines’ Ride fits Helene and Sadie here, plus, it was playing in my car earlier. Here’s The Vines, turn it up, loud.