When I started 100 word song it was in large part, to replace the huge void left by my friend Velvet, who hiatused her 100 word challenge – www.velvetverbosity.com. I love the drabble or 100 word format. It’s tight writing, immediate inspiration, and you see amazing writing from people that challenge themselves and me. Lately, whether from the summer heat or people having those things caleld lives, 100 wordsong has stayed steady at about 6 to 9 players. I took to the book of faces and asked for some new blood. Last week’s choice from
Rene aka @JustRene on the twitter and Rene Foran on the facebooks laid down I Cut Like A Buffalo. Great choice from a fantastic writer. But instead of asking for someone who’d picked before, I found Dawn aka @HappinessCubed
. She’s from Canada. She has cool wedding pictures in the snow. And she writes really friggin good. She gave me a list of twelve songs, None of them sucked. Leeroy liked Swing Life Away by Rise Against because it’s fun to play on acoustic guitar.
For my 100 we revisit Jake. You know someone has to see him in the hospital before he can go home and be under the thumbs of Vi and Gus.
The medication was wearing off. Jake was more sick of feeling sluggish than sore. The knives of hurt his broken ribs wielded were formidable, but he toughened.
Wearing tight jeans and a white v-neck t-shirt, Mallory walked into the room holding a small flower pot affixed with daisies. Her smile competed with the glow of evening streetlight through open blinds. She stood next to his bed, holding her right index finger to glossy pink lips, then whispered.
“I talked to Violet and Augusta. I’ll convince them you need me. Read the card inside the flowers. We’ll work us, around them.”
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You have 7 days to write 100 words inspired by Dawn’s pick, Rise Against’s Swing Life Away. So, GO….