Saturday, September 29, 2012

100 Word Song: "Helpless"

Lance, the greatest thing to come out of Georgia since Bear Bryant, gives us Mumford and Sons "I Will Wait" for our 100 word songfulness this week. This story is about someone who did not wait, and it is called "Helpless".

I wanted to say that I didn't know, but I did. Most everyone over here worried someone was cheating at home. We left someone behind, and we hoped they would stay true. It felt helpless. We're not good at helpless.

She stopped keeping Skype dates, then she started staying out of view, her face red, her shirts tight. When she said we had to talk, I knew what she was going to say.

"You said you would wait," I said into the ether.

"I know," she said. "I'm sorry."

I reached out and closed the window before she could explain.


  1. Ugh, that's a kick in the teeth. You did a great job evoking the helplessness felt

  2. Years before Skype, I had a very similar experience. Your writing captured it vividly. Nicely done!


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