Friday, July 29, 2011

100 Word Challenge: No Myth

The Velvet Verbosity 100 Word Challenge is back from the brink and ready to take on all comers. This week's word is "Myth", and my story is called, "No Myth"

For Johnna

I had to time it just right, starting the song just as she started up the hill, so I'd be singing the right part when she got up to me. I was playing acoustic guitar, trying to stay in practice before I had to go do my grownup work. I didn't know her name, only the swinging rhythm of her walk, her caramel skin and long black hair. I looked at her, and as she looked away I sang-

"What if I were Romeo in black jeans-
What if I were Heathcliff, it's no myth-"

(The above lyric used without permission is from Michael Penn's "No Myth", a criminally underrated song from 1989. The video is included below for your amusement.)


  1. How could she turn down that declaration of love?

  2. Sad ending but still cute. Maybe he would have had better luck had he asked her name first ;)

  3. How could anyone say no to someone singing their love to them? great read!

  4. I enjoyed your submission as well as the flashback. Nice integration of theme and theme music!


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