**** Previous Installment of Vivid Black – The Emptiness
Suitcase stowed, ticket in hand, Ray slammed the Tahoe door resolutely, refused to look back. Henry watched the back of Ray’s head disappear in traffic. Ray’s running away wasn’t the solution. Henry knew misery, unwelcomed, always followed.
Walking into the office, McEwin’s docked iPod music wormed into Henry’s head.
“What is that?”
“Punk. Rise Against.”
He snickered at “I won’t cross these streets until you hold my hand”
Needling, “Hey Jerrod, I wanna cross the street. Hold my hand?”
Laughter and taunts rustled like paper crumpled.
“Shut it Henry!”
He thought wryly, “Ray’ll be back. He’s a porch kinda guy.”
Writing for 100 Word Song at Lances blog “My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog”. Dawn @HappinessCubed http://www.happinesscubed.net/ chose “Swing Life” by Rise Against to inspire us.