How much can one man love his wife? Well, if he hosts a blog meme that bases it theme around his lifeblood, music, and she requests the chance to pick the week’s song, he says, uhh, uhh, okay. Before we get to my music snob waterloo, thanks to my rockin’ new writer friend, Linda, aka @modmomelleroy for finding 100 word song, writing two back to back awesome 100 word posts. She picked last week’s song, Brilliant Mistake, by my second most favorite songwriter ever, Elvis Costello. The entries were terrific. Deb gave us Vivid Black, t gave us a heart wrenching tale, and my wife wrote something really strong. It was so strong, and she kisses good, that Deana aka Bobina is choosing this week’s tune, Better Dig Two by country music group, The Band Perry. Yeah, it’s country. I would’ve rather she picked Eastern European polka than country, especially “new” country. But the way I’m rationalizing it is, I get to stay sleeping in the same comfortable bed, Kimberley Perry, the lead singer and songwriter is pretty, uber-talented, and gives a great performance in the video. It isn’t Tay Swifty.
For my 100 we go back to stressed out Jake in his living room in my short story, Soul To Body.
Between his rib pain and revisiting a decade old wound of almost cheating on his late wife, Jake thought about asking Augusta and Violet for a raincheck on this talk. Violet wouldn’t allow it.
“Dad, you still belong to mom. That may seem stupid, like I’m still six-years-old.”
Jake and his sister-in-law, Augusta, looked at each other. They’d assumed Violet didn’t remember the fight between her parents over ten years ago.
Jake stood and tried to grab Violet’s trembling hands. She jerked them away and shouted.
“Mom said that night you were hers until the day both of you die!”
As always you have 7 days from right now to write 100 words inspired by my wife’s love of The Band Perry and their new song, Better Dig Two. Make sure you use the linky below and then tweet/book o face/and smoke signal your handiwork. Tell a friend or 50.
Then, if you haven’t already, check out my first book, The Ballad of Helene Troy available on Smashwords, Amazon/Kindle, and in paperback form at Lulu.com. Let me know if you have trouble with paperbacks and I’ll get you one.