Last time with Soul To Body: https://lancemyblogcanbeatupyourblog.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/tighten-up/
Mallory’s eyes never left Jake as she walked away from their long kiss and unlocked her car. Jake alternated between the wild abandon of tasting a woman other than his late wife, Camille, and feeling like the circumstances were wrong. He ignored the questions in his mind about Mallory and mingled with the adrenaline his body was pumping.
The smell of blooming Georgia dogwoods relaxed Jake until his cell phone played the Hole song Violet. It signaled that his sixteen-year-old daughter was calling. He leaned against his black Chevy Blazer and stared at kudzu creeping up a nearby utility pole.
“Hi Vi, how’s school so far today?”
The first three seconds of silence were ominous. Violet was only quiet when she was angry or sad.
“Dad, you’re not at work. I called there first because you always tell me to call your work before calling your cell phone.”
Jake thought about telling her about meeting with Mallory but he was feeling too good about himself. The beeping horns of midday Atlanta traffic weren’t allowing for an alibi.
“Baby, I went to grab something to drink.”
Violet huffed and Jake felt his chest tighten.
“Dad, its early release today because of exams. I’m at home. So, should I guess what you’re really doing.”
Jake turned away from the greenery of the Starbucks parking and wiped a the thick film of pollen off his driver’s side door handle.
“Violet, I don’t have to tell you every move I make. But, I met with Mallory. “
He opened the SUV’s door and the heat from inside hit him with a suffocating intensity. Violet’s crying over a wild, eerie silence burned him further.
“This totally sucks, dad! It sucks! I’m going to Davey’s!”
Jake’s fingertips on his right hand singed from the heated metal of the ignition as he cranked the car. Pollen fell on the windshield. He swallowed hard.
“No, you’re not Vi! I’ll call work and come home!”
Violet ended the call. Jake punched the dashboard.
This is a new story episode of Soul To Body. You can find the rest of the story, so far, here: https://lancemyblogcanbeatupyourblog.wordpress.com/soul-to-body/ It is also a response to the “Wild” one word prompt from Trifecta Writing’s weekly 333 word challenge http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/ I used it twice.
Today’s song is obvious. Hole’s Violet fits the mood and gives us a chance to bask in Violet’s teenage angst and anguish. Here’s some 90s grunge: