100 Word Song – Runaway


What a great week for 100 word song. We had another good tune, thanks to Kim at Let Me Start by Saying, and several last minute entries that really pleased Leeroy. One of my favorites came from one of the nicest people on the internets, Kirsten over at The Kir Corner. Her writing is the polar opposite of mine. Romantic, sweet, positive, and without any appearance of grit, she always paints beautiful pictures with her words. Her 100 was very lyrical and really highlighted something in the Red Hot Chili Peppers song that I hadn’t noticed before.


Ok, one of the characters names is Lance. Let’s not get caught up in that. I asked Kirsten to pick this week’s song. Her musical tastes are the opposite of mine as well, so I was expecting something horrid. She chose Runaway by Jefferson Starship. It’s the 70s version of the band with guitar wiz Chad Chaquico so, I approve. Here’s my 100, another Soul To Body episode.

He scooped his arms under Violet and lifted her off the couch in a hug that had her bare feet dangling an inch off the living room hardwood floor. Her glistening face dampened his shirt.

“Violet, loneliness made me do something stupid. I’m so very sorry.”

He lowered her to the ground. Violet didn’t let go. She muttered into his chest.

“I know mom said you could move on, but I wish you’d wait a little bit longer.”

He remembered his wife’s words then whispered into Violet’s soft blonde hair.

“I felt like running away, today. But I came home.”

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Tell a friend or fifty. Let’s try to get more entries and and spread the music love around. Here’s thsi week’s 100 word song from Kirsten and Jefferson Starship, Runaway.


33 thoughts on “100 Word Song – Runaway

  1. TheKirCorner

    oh that was good…he felt like running away, WOW. I think I’m rubbing off on you Lance.It was poetic and it mixed the longing of that song with the rock and hard place he’s in right now. LOVED IT.

    Thank you for indulging me this week, I really do love this song.

  2. I loved this scene. He’s letting himself connect, really connect with Violet…too bad it took a dumbass move to get to this point but I’ll take it 🙂 Grief can do crazy things.

  3. Marian

    love it. your story.
    no offense to any of the lovely people here, but i *hate* Jefferson Starship. oh, my lord.
    i guess that’s how it goes with music prompts… very subjective and individual, music is.

  4. I agree with you Lance, he WILL screw it up. It’s always the way isn’t it?

    I agree with you Marian, Jefferson pretty much blows.


  5. OOOOOhhhhhh, lovely. Such a special moment between them! We truly find ourselves when we’re in the arms of the people we love, and who love us.

    Now off to work on this week’s entry!! 🙂

  6. Lance…loved how you took such inspiration from this song. You’ve worked a perfect 100 words, and yes…quite a moment you’ve spelled out here…me…I took the opposite route 😉 But at least I made it in time to take it! Right? Sorry to be late to the party!

  7. I love the connection you are showing here. I hope that my husband and my daughter can connect with this kind of closeness some day (but not because of these mistakes, LOL!)

  8. Okay, I’ve been a bad blog reader lately, so I had to catch up. I’m loving this story. Your main character’s confusion and pain is palpable. I can’t imagine how hard it must be for him to try to move on, to feel something even remotely for another woman. And that pain and confusion for Violet is all the worse because she can’t understand his need to fill that void, that sense of loneliness.

    I’m glad he did come home, but my heart hurts for him just the same.

  9. This is gripping Lance, but I am now a tainted viewer, because the story has a hold of me, my objective view is no longer viable. I love this story…

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