Fending Off Darkness

fending the darkness

She looked out in the distance, watching the radiant golden orb slowly sink below the horizon. If her calculations were correct she had another hour until darkness.

Another hour before it began.

Another hour till the blackness enveloped her, threatening to destroy all the light she had within.

She began her mantra – I must be strong. I have to keep fighting. I will not succumb to the demons that lay festering on the sidelines, lurking…. gawking. Waiting for their chance. Waiting for their time to pounce and devour my soul.

She stood, shoulders back, ready to fight for her life.

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100 Word Song is a writing challenge from Lance based on a weekly music prompt. 100 words – no more, no less. This week’s challenge was inspired by The Great Flaming Lips’, “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots.”And I made it a two-fer by incorporating Velvet Verbosity ‘s 100 word challenge. This week she challenged us with ‘Light’.

Mirror of Pain

Reflection of clouds
The grounds rumblings intensified as sweeping smoke began to surround him. Simon tried to keep his wits about him but the chaos ensuing around him had left him paralyzed.

Fearful for his life, his inner being was in full conflict against his u=inner need to complete his voyage. What if he never made it to Galiena’s village? What if this whole journey was for not?

He thought of his son’s Seamus and his pleading eyes when Simon told him he had to leave. The deafening rolls of thunder jarred him back to reality.

Maybe I should have never left home…..

100 Word Song is a writing challenge from Lance based on a weekly music prompt. 100 words – no more, no less. This week’s challenge was inspired by The Clash’s – “Car Jamming”. Who can deny a prompt that involves The Clash???
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Blindly Fleeting

blindThe room was cold and dark, soundless, with the exception of the ever present dripping faucet. James wondered how long he was going to be forced to stay here, not that time had any true meaning anymore. He couldn’t even guess how long he had been captive. He had tried for a while, counting ‘sleeps’ as his son Issac used to say….. Issac.

He pressed hard to remember his brave son’s face. The cherub cheeks and unruly black hair atop his head. A slow silent tear slid down his cheek while James remained lost in the blindness that surrounded him.

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100 Word Song is a writing challenge from Lance based on a weekly music prompt. 100 words – no more, no less. This week’s challenge was inspired by David Bowie’s ,”Soul Love.”. And I made it a two-fer by incorporating Velvet Verbosity ‘s 100 word challenge. This week she challenged us with ‘Soundless’.

The Voice Inside My Head

coffeeJasmine walked in the office ten minutes late, as usual. But somehow Doug adored that about her. Heck, he adored everything about her.

She plunked her purse on the desk next to his. “Hey Doug! I brought you a coffee.”

Doug couldn’t help but notice the sparkle in her eyes and the way the corner of her lip lazily curled when she talked. This was the moment he’d been waiting for. But before he could respond a shadow cast over their desk.

Hey Jaz! Wanna grab lunch later?

Within an instant Doug was thrust from his daydream back into reality.

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100 Word Song is a writing challenge from Lance based on a weekly music prompt. 100 words – no more, no less. This week’s challenge was inspired by Tame Impala’s,”Feel Like Only Go Backwards.”. And I made it a two-fer by incorporatingcVelvet Verbosity ‘s 100 word challenge. This week she challenged us with ‘Sparkle’.

Ignite A Revival

I had given you my word, a promise from my soul. Kindled on my heart for the world to see. Your love inspired me to be more that I could have ever imagined. It revived what had been lost along the way and provided shelter from the storms.

I was willing to give you my world, every ounce of my being for just one ounce of your love. I left everything behind for a second of your time. Turned my back on what was expected to follow my heart.

I did what was least expected and threw caution to the wind.

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100 Word Song is a writing challenge from Lance based on a weekly music prompt. 100 words – no more, no less. This week’s challenge was inspired by Bob Dylan, “Shelter From The Storm.”. And I made it a two-fer by incorporating Velvet Verbosity ‘s 100 word challenge. This week she challenged us with ‘Kindle’.

Well Hello There

The street lamps twinkled against the blackened night sky, scarcely lighting Jack’s way. The streets were unusually empty due to the evening’s previous storm.

But Jack was bound and determined to not let a little rain ruin his evening. His wallet, fat from his latest deal, had carousing written all over it. Darcy had been working late again but promised to meet him later at Byrne’s to celebrate with a night cap.

But what to do till then….

As if on cue, a tall blonde stepped out of cab and asked, “Can you tell me how to get to Byrne’s?”

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100 Word Song is a writing challenge from Lance based on a weekly music prompt. 100 words – no more, no less. This week’s challenge was inspired by ZZ Top, “ Sharp Dressed Man.”.

Arduously Alone

She looked around at the overwhelming mess she had become accustomed to these past weeks and sighed. The mere thought of doing the dishes sent her mind into a deadly emotional tailspin. The dishes were always something Steve had done because he found it soothing.

Who finds doing the dishes soothing?

With that thought the tears she had been fighting back unleashed. “Damn you Steve!!” she screamed at the mountain of dishes in the sinks. “How could you?!

She slid to the floor, burying her face in her knees, unable to control the sobs.

I can’t believe you are gone….

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100 Word Song is a writing challenge from Lance based on a weekly music prompt. 100 words – no more, no less. This week’s challenge was inspired by John Legend, “Everybody Knows.”. And I made it a twofer by incorporating  Velvet Verbosity ‘s 100 word challenge. This week she challenged us with ‘Doing the Dishes’.

 

Set Free

The vibrant colors of the horizon called to her, seducing her with their sensual lines and curves, secretly begging to be explored. She inched closer to the edge, just enough to feel slightly off balance and feel as though the wind could sweep her into its magical embrace at any moment.

The wind began to pick up, swirling and dancing around her. As a huge gust came rushing towards her, consuming her from every direction, she got the answer she was looking for. The sensation was overwhelming, leaving her heady with delight. She threw out her arms and took flight.

The challenge of 100 words is to write a post, using only 100 words. Velvet Verbosity is back and this week she challenged us with ‘Threw‘.

Bold Twilight

We last left Jack and Darcy HERE.

 

Darcy’s response brought a smirk to Jack’s lips. “An epicurean? You don’t say…. Well I am so glad we have that in common. You see, I’m quite of a hedonist myself.”

Jack’s boldness took Darcy off guard, but his recklessness was a welcomed change to the insipid men she would usually meet at the bars.

Darcy leaned in, gradually closing the space between them. “Well this could get interesting”, she whispered, feeling up for the challenge.

Last call!!” the bartender bellowed.

I heard there’s an after party at Hell’s tonight. Everyone is supposed to be there. Care to join me?

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100 Word Song is a writing challenge from Lance based on a weekly music prompt. 100 words – no more, no less. This week’s challenge was inspired by Warren Zevon – Monkey Wash, Donkey Rinse.

Outlander

There in the corner stood a tall curvy stranger, exquisite in style. Her eyes made promises that her heart knew she could never keep, yet each fleeting glance captivated the masses.

It was easy for her to pull them in, luring with promises and false ideals. She was quick to entangle her prey, sharing too many secrets of lies and fabrications, afraid of what was truly in her heart.

She loved to throw alluring glances – anything that would cause second thoughts or doubt. She embraced her power, adorning it with riches and displaying it with honor.

Her name was Deceit.

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100 Word Song is a writing challenge from Lance based on a weekly music prompt. 100 words – no more, no less. This week’s challenge was inspired by Billy Joel – The Stranger.