Today’s the 66th birthday of one of my musical idols, David Jones, aka David Bowie. A true visionary, Bowie changed music in the 1970s, then carved his own path into becoming one of the greatest artists on the 20th century, touching acting, videography, directing, fashion, painting, and writing. What you’re about to read is 100 words of a new episode of Soul To Body, my serialized short story about a grieving man who recently lost his wife to cancer, is raising a teenage daughter, and is trying to figure out his life, one mistake at a time. I implore you to go check out a David Bowie Greatest Hits CD or one of his landmark records – Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (my favorite), Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs or anything else the man put out. It might change your life. It will definitely enrich your mind, soul and body.
Here’s my 100 word song for Bobina’s Same Old Lang Syne http://lancemyblogcanbeatupyourblog.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/100-word-song-same-old-lang-syne/ , Velvet Verbosity’s “Dust” http://www.velvetverbosity.com/2013/01/08/100-words-dust-wind/ , and Trifecta Writing’s “Intention” http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/2013/01/trifecta-week-fifty-nine.html .
Jake stared at the tabletop as Mallory’s lips pressed his. He took his hand off her back to grasp its underside. With the intention of finding an uncluttered part to lay her down, he pushed the chair they were in past their plates of chinese food. He glanced at a layer of dust on his hand. Mallory purred through a laugh.
“It’s okay if you we get a little dirty.”
Paralyzed by the realization that months earlier, when she was still alive, Camille was the last person to clean the table, Jake whimpered.
“We can’t do this. We’re stealing time.”
This week, David Bowie gave an interview, where he revealed the real story behind his classic, Heroes,http://performingsongwriter.com/david-bowie-songs/ was about a forbidden relationship between one of his band members and a German girl. This makes Heroes a great song for today’s post.