I like new people at 100 word song. We have one this week – Cheryl from Stories For The Heart http://cshowers.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/lonely-boy/. Go say hello. She writes very well and gave us a terrific interpretation of last week’s 100 word song – Lonely Boy by The Black Keys. Leeroy and the 100 word song welcoming committee asked her to pitch in this week’s song choice. She ponied up Bruno Mars’ When I Was Your Man. It doesn’t really fit my Silas and Olive story but looking over my manuscript for my soon to be released third book, Woman Of Troy, the sequel to my first, The Ballad of Helene Troy, I found a passage that matches up with the Super Bowl performer’s hit.
Here’s my 100.
Helene felt Ramona behind her as the last keys of piano reverberated off the concert hall. The audience exploded with applause. Helene turned and faced her the woman she once loved. Ramona seemed older, more worn down, by the venue’s lights. Helene almost felt sorry for her until Ramona leaned in her ear.
“My heart broke a little when he mentioned your name in that song. Does he make you happy, you know, more than I did?”
Helene clenched her fists, preparing to fire back with a biting remark. Then, she smiled.
“You never wanted me the way he does.”
As always, you have 7 days from NOW, to write 100 words inspired by When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars. Be sure to use the medias that are social to advertise your 100 word song and use the green Mr. Linky button to link it all up.
I wrote two books. They got good reviews. The third one, a sequel to the first, Woman Of Troy, is on the way, next month.
The Ballad of Helene Troy, an underdog story about a female musician in New York City, and Soul To Body, about an ex-1990s guitar player trying to raise his teenage daughter after the death of his wife, her mother, are available, digitally, on Amazon.com for your kindles, and in paperback from Lulu.com