Never the Same

****Previous installment of Vivid Black Whatever

Her sadness wrung out and her features abruptly twisted into anger. She grabbed the door and frame and one foot hit the ground. As she lunged, Henry lost his balance and stood quickly.

“Leave me alone! You have no idea. Just shut up! ”

Henry grabbed her and sat her down.

“Spell it out then. I need to know you’re ok. You were with Max so what should I think? ”

The angry outburst flared suddenly, then withered and dissolved. After a deep breath, her features smoothed under the smudges. Dull eyes stared at him,

“We’re never going back to ok.”


Lance and LeeRoy tapped me this week to pick the song for 100 Word Song and I took the prompt to a place it’s never been before; Christian Pop Rock. I chose “Never Going Back to OK” by the Afters. It’s a great song and fit my ulterior motive of choosing a song that fit with the flow of my story.





After I wrote my piece I took a quick look at Velvet Verbosity and amazingly, her prompt “Breath” was right there in the last paragraph. So another two-for-one.



Scars Withheld

A singer’s vocals complained and harmonica notes wailed and argued, both sounded sad and angry and mirrored the emotional battle at table eight. Lauren invited her friend Shay to meet her and Eric for drinks at Larry’s Lounge. Eric curled his lip and made comments laced with acid words and judgments about Lauren’s friend. Shay, amped on crystal she’d smoked outside, pistoned her finger into his face, spit dappled him as she shrieked,

“The scars I hide are not your business! Get! Out! of my face!”

Drinks tottered on the table as she stood up and staggered out the door.


I wrote this piece after Lance at “My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog” prompted with the song “Hotel Illness” by the Black Crows. His challenge is to write a 100 word piece using this song as inspiration.