Tuesday, July 13, 2010

100 Word Challenge: Against All Odds

Here's the challenge. And here's my response, entitled "Against All Odds":

It was a Phil Collins song, which was cool. Not cool like Iron Maiden, but cool enough. A sappy ballad though, the piano chords plaintive, but loud in our darkened middle school cafeteria. I felt uncomfortable, dress shirt and skinny leather tie that seemed cool, but just looked out of place and wrong among kids I was just getting to know. “New Kid In Town.” The girl from English class was there, all black curls and loud, gum smacking confidence. She walked right past me, heading into the bathroom in a pack of other girls. Would she dance with me?


  1. If I remember correctly, probably not. Fun take on the theme.

  2. Ah... pre-teen angst. The definition of the word. Nicely done.

  3. Oh those crazy teen years. "...all black curls and loud, gum smacking confidence." is a great line.

    Well done!

  4. Funny stuff. I'm guessin' she never gave the poor sap a 2nd glance.


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