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Once, Twice, Three Times a Lady (flash fiction)

Once, Twice, Three Times a Lady

Have you ever experienced a moment when you felt beautiful? A moment when you, as a whole, were ready to take on the world? I had a moment once.
The smell of cherry blossoms filled the early evening air, I stood in the middle of a grass field. My white dress blew gently in the wind, the breeze lifted my soft dark curls and threw them lazily around my shoulders. Mark was next to me, intently listening to the band as they began a new song.
The first sultry words slid out, and I recognized it immediately. Once, Twice, Three Times a Lady. I turned to Mark, wondering why they would play my song.
His hand slid around my waist, his eyes full of love. “I’m sorry I was called out of town on your birthday. I hope to make it up to you.” His adoration for me was etched in his face. At this moment he could do no wrong.


This is from a Write on Edge Prompt.

Go to This Day In Music, and discover what was number 1 on the charts in the United States, England or Australia the day you or your character was born, or any other special day in your/their life, if you prefer.

Listen to the song(s) and let it inspire you. In 300 words or less.


March 9, 2012 at 3:04 pm 4 comments

the musician, Meat Loaf, looks like…..

I like to keep music and the images of the musicians that create it separate. In the 90’s there was this awesome song, “I Would Do Anything for Love,” and I couldn’t get enough. I never saw the artist. I didn’t have MTV, and I am SO glad. Years later, my husband and I were talking about this great hit, and he mentioned how cute Meat Loaf was. I had never seen him, so he described his stunning good looks in detail. For once I was grateful that my parents hadn’t paid for cable when I was growing up, if only for that one reason. (If you have seen Meat Loaf you would know he isn’t so dashing.)

Meat Loaf at his best

For me, it ruins the song when I imagine an artist in my mind and then see someone completely different singing it. This happened recently with the group The Script. Amazing songs, but not who I had pictured in my mind. (I still don’t watch MTV, I have better things to do with my time. Do even have that anymore?)
I do have to say that Meat Loaf was recently on The Apprentice, and his heart of compassion and depth of feeling more than made up for his interesting looks he shared with the world many years ago.

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June 10, 2011 at 6:46 pm Leave a comment

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