I’m in awe of how creative all of you 100 word singers were, last week. From sweet posts about to childhood innocence to brutal honesty of mental illness, each of you showed artistic power. After a presentation of goth rock and the misery of the dark side, we lightened thing with the OK Go cut, This Too Shall Pass. One entry really grabbed the spirit of the tune and of the week’s theme. I’m not surprised Dawn delivered one of the best 100. The group, Ok Go, is a Chicago product and Dawn represents the Windy City with gusto and ribald humor. Her piece just hit me, and many others, the right way http://www.thedawnieproject.com/2012/06/dating-101-ok-go.html Dawn’s touching but funny way of looking at dating builds into this week’s 100 word song. Dawn has great musical taste. We talk bands everyday. I asked her to choose this week’s writing exercise and she offered underrated Irish rocker Damien Rice’s Elephant. This stripped down, amazingly tortured song about love, loss, sex, longing, and wanting something visceral, opens lots of doors for you all to write. It also works perfectly for the next episode of Soul To Body.
Here’s my 100.
The red light taunted Jake as tapped his left foot on the floorboard while his right anchored the brake. Violet still wasn’t answering calls and texts. His mind drifted into thoughts of his teenage daughter acting out with her boyfriend, Davey. Jake’s phone danced on the console. The light turned green. He hit the accelerator without identifying the caller.
“Just calling to tell you how much I enjoyed earlier. It’s my turn, so wanna go see some live music Friday night?’
Jake smirked and remembered Mallory’s long legs crossing at Starbucks.
“Awesome Mallory, but let me call you later. “
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You have until next Tuesday at 7pm to write 100 words inspired by Damien Rice’s Elephant.