He stirred as sunlight filtered slowly through gauzy curtains. Muffled laughter came from somewhere beyond the half closed bedroom door. Rubbing his grainy eyes the blurred green digits of the clock showed 7:04. Her pillow was cold, her side of the bed undisturbed.
Emotions burned away the cobwebs of not-enough-sleep, firing as if from a revolver. Anger. Resentment. Confusion. Fear. Sadness. Regret. And then click, click, all the chambers were empty.
With a vacant stare at nothing he pulled on his clothes and opening the door he found her coming down the hall.
“I was just coming to bed.”
Go to Lance’s blog, don’t be intimidated, he wont just start beating you up for nothing, but he will share awesome writing, and his 100 Word Song of the week, which this week is Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars. It’s one of my favorite songs.
This post is a response to the 100 Word Song Challenge at My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog. This week’s song is “Everybody Knows” by John Legend. It comes in an emotionally charged week and this it what I felt reading about the thoughts behind the choosing of this song and while listening to it.
The teenager standing alone at the bus stop, unkempt clothes, hair disheveled, wringing her hands with a pained look on her face.
The elderly couple sitting in the waiting room, arms around each other, tears on their faces, whispering in prayer.
The man in the checkout line ahead of you, distractedly buying frozen dinners and a bottle of cheap gin.
The young man and woman sitting at a nearby table, picking at their food and staring into their plates.
The people standing in the rain, gathered around the grave site, black umbrellas in hands.
“Everybody knows, but nobody really knows.”