Out of Gas – Flash Fiction/Prosery

Out of Gas

It was already dark as he closed the car door, thankful for the red moon to light his way down the road.  How stupid to run out of gas, tonight of all nights.  Angry with himself for not checking.

This was unfamiliar territory but he knew the road followed the river for miles.  Coming to a crossroads he stopped momentarily. He felt a chill in the air and heard a moan like an autumn wind high in the
lonesome treetops.  The strange noise made him shiver. He was cold, having forgotten to bring a jacket, and the hair on the back of his neck was standing to attention. He moved on.

Feeling a presence, he halted turning quickly, but no one was there.  Looking around cautiously he resumed his walk. It was then he felt the blow to his head and everything went black.

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Lillian is hosting D’Verse Poets Pub tonigh
and the challenge is Prosery (not poetry)
A short story of exactly 144 words excluding
the title and we are to use one of the
following lines from Carl Sandburg’s
poem Jazz Fantasia

"Moan like an autumn wind high in the
lonesome treetops" OR choose 2) "a red
moon rides on the humps of the low
river hills"

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Song Lyric Sunday – Cherry Pie

Song Lyric Sunday this week, hosted as usual by Jim Adams, has prompted us with Baking, Bread, Cake, Pie and Picnic. I do hope someone picks MacArthur Park and let us know why was that cake left out in the rain!

Anyway, I chose this perfectly sexy song by Sade called “Cherry Pie” from her first studio album, Diamond Life. I hope you enjoy it.

Diamond Life is the debut studio album by English band Sade. It was released in the United Kingdom on 16 July 1984 by Epic Records and in the United States on 27 February 1985 by Portrait Records. After studying fashion design, and later modelling, Sade Adu began backup-singing with British band Pride. During this time Adu and three of the original members of “Pride”—Paul Anthony Cook, Paul Denman and Stuart Matthewman—left the group to form their own band called Sade. After various demos and performances, Sade received interest from record labels and signed to Epic.

Recording for the album began in 1983 at Power Plant Studios in London and took six weeks to complete. The album’s content was written by the group Sade and the production was handled by Robin Millar. Fifteen songs were recorded. The album contained a variety of musical elements including soul, jazz and sophisti-pop, mostly with love lyrics. The album spawned four singles, including “Your Love Is King” and “Smooth Operator”.

Music critics acclaimed Diamond Life and it was also a commercial success, winning the 1985 Brit Award for Best British Album. The album charted highly in the UK and US, and was later certified multi-platinum in both countries. Diamond Life sold over six million copies worldwide, becoming one of the top-selling debut recordings of the era and the best-selling debut album by a British female vocalist, a record that stood for 24 years. It was also among 10 albums nominated for the best British album of the previous 30 years by the Brit Awards in 2010, losing to (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis. Pitchfork placed the album at number 10 on its list of The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s.

Courtesy of Wiki 

Cherry Pie
Sade

Gotta find out what I meant to you.
You're the one who broke my heart.
Gotta find out what I meant to you.
You're the one who broke my heart

When I met you boy, you were as sweet as cherry pie.
That smiling eye you were as wild as Friday night.
I should have known however hard you try.
Change'd come and strangle it.
It was bound to die

You were sweet as cherry pie,
Wild as Friday night.
Sweet as cherry pie,
Wild as Friday night

Gotta find out what I meant to you.
You're the one who broke my heart in two.
Gotta find out what I meant to you, oh boy

Gotta find out what I meant to you.
You're the one who broke my heart in two.
Where were you just when I needed you?

You gave me your soul for at least a day.
"Listen boy, there was a time when I wanted you to stay."
You'll know the cost, it's you who's gonna pay.
I'm stronger now, I loved you then.
I'll ask you anyway

You were sweet as cherry pie,
Wild as Friday night.
Sweet as cherry pie,
Wild as Friday night

Gotta find out what I meant to you.
You're the one who broke my heart in two.
Where were you just when I needed you, boy?

Gotta find out what I meant to you.
You're the one who broke my heart in two.
I needed you

You teased me.
You broke my heart.
You broke my heart

You were the only one.
You were the only one.
You're a son of a gun

You were the only one.
You were the only one.
Oh boy, you broke my heart

Sweet as cherry pie.
Sweet as cherry pie.
Gotta find out what I meant to you.
You're the one who broke my heart in two.
Gotta find out what I meant to you, oh boy

Gotta find out what I meant to you.
Where were you just when I needed you?
Gotta find out what I meant to you, boy.
Where were you when I needed you?

You were the only one.
You were the only one.
Son of a gun

You were the only one.
I'm feeling strong,
I loved you then.
So I ask you anyway

Gotta find out what I meant to you.
You broke my heart.
Gotta find out
Gotta find out what I meant to you

You tease me

You were the only one.
You were the only one.
Son of a gun

You were the only one.
You were the only one
.
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Andrew Hale/Helen Adu/Paul Denman/Stuart Matthewman
Cherry Pie lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics

Lonely

Lonely

Fading sunlight
glowing on cool sand
A glistening ocean
reflecting light on
plumage of seagulls
Dramatic silver, against
the grey sky of dusk


Walking slowly
along the shore
thoughts of you
filling my head
Even though apart
the link between us
strengthened
by distance


Connected spiritually
but aching
for your presence
to fill the void
in my heart and
take comfort
from your touch


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

In response to Sue Vincent’s Weekly Write/Photo

Word Prompt

Link - Stream of Consciousness 

Me

Me

I am wild
and boisterous
Fearless and fierce
I am me

I am adventurous
and curious
Gutsy and brave
I am me

I tow the line
and follow instructions
Respectful and dutiful
I am me

I am kind
and considerate
Thoughtful and benevolent
I am me

I care
and I love
Gentle and sweet
I am me

I write
and I create
Questioning and truthful
I am me

I argue
and fight
Cry and scream
I am me

I cause pain
and offend
Angry and indignant
I am human


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Grace is hosting D’Verse Poets tonight and has
prompted us with writing a poem in the the first
person narrative.  I am sharing a poem I wrote a couple of
years ago. 

Almost

close up photo of woman wearing white top
Photo by Julia Kuzenkov on Pexels.com

Almost

Missing the closeness
A breath on bare neck
Fingertips stroking gently
and whispered words
spoken with romance
Dancing in a head
giddy with anticipation
Blinded by the strategy
Ignoring the signs
 
It seems so long ago
that we nearly had it all
Expectations never met
Promises broken
Love poetry
a means to an end
Seduction was your game
My surrender the prize
Heartbreak the memory
 
 
 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Giddy - Word of the Day
Dancing - RDP
Nearly - FOWC
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