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Friday, April 22, 2005

50 Words and Muzak

I'm biting off Will with the music/writing combo, so here are my 50 words: She'd thought marrying a banker was smart. She couldn't have guessed he would quit two years later to "write." Now she worked 80 hour weeks to pay their bills, rushed home to find the children already asleep. No matter; they treated their Daddy like god, and mommy like a ghost. FR10: 1. Booty, Erykah Badu 2. Cada Beijo, Bebel Gilberto 3. Use the Force, Jamiroquai 4. Concrete, Sean Paul 5. Beloved Wife, Natalie Merchant 6. This Year's Girl #2, Pizzicato 5 7. See/Believe, frente 8. Rapunzel, Dave Matthews Band 9. Love is Stronger Than Pride, Sade 10. X-Girlfriend, Bush 50 more words: One more time. Just one. Once more and he would pack up his things, pile them into the Escort and drive off to some dive where he could drink away the pain, maybe hold a tallboy to the bruise to stop its darkening, find a new lover who wouldn't hit. Okay, now 50 happy words: Chocolate smudges his cheek, stickiness worked into three days worth of beard. Lone Cheerio has nestled in the crook and bend of one of her springy curls since breakfast, seven hours gone. But her bright eyes and his dimples smile back at them from two identical, mischievous, perfect little faces.

4 Comments:

At 4/22/2005 04:53:00 PM, Blogger K. said...

Hey, you're good at this! I don't do well with flash fiction, sadly. I think too much as I write and I end up overdoing it.

 
At 4/22/2005 05:29:00 PM, Blogger Will said...

Sid, that was great! LOVE IT!!!

 
At 4/23/2005 09:30:00 AM, Blogger Ms. World said...

Damn- your list is hot! I think you are the only other Black woman I know who is down with Pizzicato 5. I love the Erykah, Jamirquai, & Sade songs on your list!

 
At 4/23/2005 04:47:00 PM, Blogger K. said...

You know what? This afternoon I tried to do the 50-word challenge and failed miserably, for the reasons i mentioned above. It's at my other blog if you want to see.

 

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