Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and for the intriguing photo
Courtesy of Etta James’ lyrics from her song ‘I’d rather go blind’
Washed out grey sky, sad trees drop their leaves on our bench
I felt so secure wrapped around by our young love’s innocence
I trusted you, knew nothing else.
’SOMETHING TOLD ME IT WAS OVER
WHEN I SAW YOU AND HER TALKING
WHEN I SAW YOU AND THAT GIRL, WALKING OUT’
Alone cast aside in shock, Etta sang my soundtrack. I just knew that was the end of us. No need to explain, to protest, just cry. Now Etta’s song is my friend, she understands and I expect less.
July 28, 2020 at 2:11 pm
Beautifully done (and fabulous song). It is amazing how a certain song brings us to a specific place or event. There are a few in my roster that get me every single time…
July 28, 2020 at 5:25 am
What makes humans special also makes them vulnerable. I feel bad that the MC’s character is diminished by another’s betrayal.
July 28, 2020 at 12:12 am
At least you know Etta will always be there when we need her. Wonderful little story.
July 27, 2020 at 1:55 am
I like how you mixed music and visual art. Break-ups are hard!
July 27, 2020 at 6:27 pm
Thank you Gabriella, glad you liked the ‘blend’.
July 26, 2020 at 6:14 pm
For me it’s Elton John’s ‘Sad Songs (Say So Much).” I like it even when all is well because it reminds me that some of us, it is not.
July 27, 2020 at 6:31 pm
Thanks Bill, I appreciate your comment, reminds me how powerful music can be for us.
July 26, 2020 at 5:38 am
I often find a song which reflects my current mood. Nice one!
July 26, 2020 at 12:59 pm
Thanks for comment Ali. Think that music catches feelings doesn’t it.
July 25, 2020 at 9:11 pm
Love that song. Beautiful take on the photo prompt.
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July 26, 2020 at 1:05 pm
Thanks Susan, I’m glad you liked the story.
July 24, 2020 at 8:47 pm
When we are in love, and when we are jilted, there is always a song written just for us.
You express the pain too well.
July 26, 2020 at 1:12 pm
Thank you ceayr, great comment. Such a poignant song I think.
July 24, 2020 at 10:53 am
I agree with Sandra, there always seems to be a piece of music that attaches to a memory or trauma. For me, from my youth, it’s The Korgis, Everyone’s Gotta Learn Sometime. You’ve written a very evocative and relatable piece, well done.
July 27, 2020 at 6:39 pm
Thank you Michael, so glad you like the story. It still amazes me that a song can act like a hotline to a feeling, or a memory, even from our past.
July 24, 2020 at 10:49 am
The sense of loss is tangible in this piece. Well done.
July 27, 2020 at 6:40 pm
Thank you Rochelle, I’m glad you liked the story.
July 24, 2020 at 10:38 am
There’s always a song that reflects a particular stage of your life, and the sentiment never leaves you. For me it was Francoise Hardy’s “Tous les garcons…” (Can’t do the cedilla unfortunately). 🙂
July 27, 2020 at 6:54 pm
I appreciate your comment Sandra. So true about the song that will always remind you of your former self. For me it’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Dire Straits.
July 24, 2020 at 2:49 am
Learning to expect less is a hard lesson. I hope there’s a turnaround and she learns to expect more. Great take on the prompt. Cheers, Lish
July 27, 2020 at 6:57 pm
Thanks Lish, so glad you liked the story. I sometimes feel protective of my younger self.
July 23, 2020 at 7:21 pm
Beautifully crafted ending
July 27, 2020 at 7:01 pm
Thanks so much for your comment Neil.
July 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm
if it’s not meant to be, it’s not meant to be. better know it now than later.
July 27, 2020 at 7:07 pm
Thanks for your comment.
July 23, 2020 at 4:48 pm
Very sad, yet easily relatable.
July 27, 2020 at 7:08 pm
Thanks Iain, I think it is sad, maybe part of growing up.
July 23, 2020 at 3:54 pm
In the world of boy meets girl, music always says it the right way. ..nice sad moment
July 27, 2020 at 7:15 pm
Thanks for your comment– think you’re right, music says it well.