Monday, July 02, 2012

100 Word Song: "Her Turn"

​While Leeroy and his humanoid buddy Lance swelter under the Georgia sun, the 100 word songs continue to flow like the electricity does not to so many Americans at this hour. this week, it's the indie rocker Ani DeFranco and her song, "Cloud Blood". I call this story "Her Turn".

​Caroline got out of the pool, tugging at the gaps around her thighs. It was summer, and instead of feeling free, she walked under a cloud. She had watched her mother's face light up with the news. "Your sister's pregnant again!," she nearly shrieked, happier than she was with anything Caroline ever did. Caroline loved Anna, and she loved her niece Julia too. But she had to wonder, fiddling with her black one piece as cottony bits of whiteness blew by, if she was ever going to be anything more than a brood mare to continue the bloodline.

1 comment:

  1. This makes me think of how sibling rivalry continues well into adulthood, often over who has the 'rights' to the first grandchild, or second and third.


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