This week I am continuing the story of Lu and Cici for my good friend Lance’s 100 Word Song Meme over at My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog and one of my partners at Raised on the Radio. I’m feeling pretty cool, because I got to choose the song, “Fall at Your Feet” by Crowded House. I am amazed at how effortlessly this story flows with only a song to push it along. Cici discovered she had been living a life based on a lie told 20 years ago when she was summoned to New Orleans for a will reading. You can see how the story began here.
This is the third chapter in which we begin seeing things from Lu’s point of view over 20 years ago. When we left them Lu had raced out of the door after Jimmy tried to get to know her better.
“Hey, I don’t know what just happened there.” Perplexed didn’t even begin to describe his feelings.
Her eyes were dark with pain, “It’s just – I came here to move on.”
Leaning against the brick wall he stared back, “OK. That doesn’t mean you can’t make a friend does it?”
“No.” Something changed, she turned away from him.
“Look, I’m here. Right now, I don’t believe in chance. Maybe we met for a reason? Maybe I can be here if you need me?”
The first drops of rain fell just in time to hide that loan tear sliding down her cheek.
In Lance’s words: As always, you have 7 days from NOW (Wednesday), to write 100 words inspired by Nearly Lost You – Screaming Trees. Make sure to link up to the green Mr. Linky button, then use the medias that are social to tell a friend or 50. Thanks for playing.
Fall At Your Feet – Crowded House