From sweet and smooth classics, to new names, to old names with new music...the focus here, is to shine a little light on some damn fine music.

I'll find it. You can listen, review, or tell me I wouldn't know good music if it kicked me in the ass. I personally don't give a shit.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Feeling Good with Nina Simone

This month has been filled with shows, reviews and interviews. Way too much going on at the moment, and while it's a lot of fun, there are only so many hours in the day. Alas, this music blog has suffered, for that I am sorry. Hopefully, I will get back to a few posts a week sooner rather than later.

Happy for me, this week's 100 Word Song Challenge is one of those tunes, I could not resist writing a little somethin' somethin'.

The choice this week is the incomparable Nina Simone. Everything she sings is exquisite, this song is no exception. "Feeling Good" is the inspiration for this little story, where the idea came from, I have no clue.

My 100 words...

Raye woke up on the wrong side of the bed, literally. For eight years Robert would have been on her left; but not this morning. And after last night, he would never be again.

The first sliver of morning light crept through the wooden blind. It was too late to go back, but early enough to claim a new day, a new life. For Raye, it was never about denial but rather her lack of embracing. As she watched  Aleah ‘s breasts slowly rise and fall with each breath, Raye felt she’d grown wings.

Now it was time to fly.

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  1. Time to fly indeed - beautifully done Kath!

  2. thanks t, I'm hopelessly behind in commenting on your stuff, although I have read most. I know you'll forgive me but feel free to complain about it.

  3. well crafted. I love that main paragraph. Good 100.

  4. Really beautiful. A slow build in only 100 words.

    1. thanks Jen, and for a change, nobody died.