Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Exhausted by the events in New York, I walked lifelessly through the Atlanta airport. I wanted to bring Breann with me but she was in New Jersey speaking with her mother. I wasn't sure I could be in the same room with my parents. They raised me to believe that hiding information was lying.
By the luggage carousel, a boy; maybe 4 years old, played with a toy robot that talked when you pressed it's chest. The toy wouldn't talk. "Mama, this robot is broken!" he yelled. I shook my head muttering to myself bitterly, "damn right it is."

*blogger's note* - This is my entry for @velvetverbosity 's 100 Word Challenge located at . Please her place out. there are some talented people there.

This is part of a story I am writing episodically. Here are the other ones:

1) synchronicity
2) personality crisis
3) serendipity 6
4) Hot Dog Harbinger
5) Goodbye Stranger
6) House of Irony
7) Connection
8) Dead Man's Party
9) Hope Springs A Turtle
10) Toyed

I hope you take the time to look over the other entries and enjoy. Feel free to constructively criticize.

Today's song is one of the better one hit wonders of the 1990s. I had a bad day today and this song just popped into my head. It fits here, especially the killer first line, "don't look now, things just got worse". This is Dog's Eye View's Everything Falls Apart...enjoy your pop rock, kids...


  1. I love this entry.. I'm really getting into the whole story.

  2. Wonderful ending. The tie in with the story was excellent.

  3. I guess I have to catch up. But the piece stands alone, too. And it's good.

  4. Great tie in to the rest of your story. Small moments, big impact.

  5. That song came out in '90? *Forehead crashes to desk*

    Loved the story.

  6. thanks everyone.

    @Elly Lou - yep, 1995, from the Happy Nowhere album.

    @Randy - exactly what I was going for.

  7. Funny, I have a tendency to work snatches of outside observations into my private world as well. Nicely done :)

  8. Congrats on being the pick this week. Well deserved. I had a hell of a week and only now catching up, sorry for the delay. I really like your new story.