Another Hump Day, another writing nudge. I may no longer be associated with #1lineWed over on Twitter, but I still look to the “game” for inspiration. This week’s word is *ROCK.* I wish I could explain this snippet. I can’t. You’ll find out why at the bottom.
“Here, let me help you begin.” The man placed the pen between my lifeless fingers and squeezed because there was no way in hell I could hold the damn thing. His smile would have sent shivers through me if I’d had control of my body.
A voice inside my head screamed at me. “NO!”
Well, d’uh. I knew I didn’t want to sign that document.
Stupid voice. I wasn’t a baby either. My eyes burned and I needed to blink but that wasn’t gonna happen.
“Just sign your name.” The man sounded impatient.
Yeah, easy for him to say. I had no clue what my name was, therefore there was no way in bloody hell I could sign anything. So there. If my mouth worked, I would have stuck my tongue out at the SOB.
“I suppose we’ll need a little practice first.”
I suppose? Who freaking talked like that? He guided my hand over a blank piece of paper. G-L-O-R-I-A. I suddenly wanted to rock out. Gloria, Gloria, think they got your number, Gloria. Are the voices in your head calling, Gloria? I sang in my head in my best rock-chick voice. Too bad I couldn’t do it out loud. If I hadn’t been paralyzed, I’d be head-banging all over the place.
“Glory!” Stupid voice yelling in my head.
“What!” I yelled back.
“Stop dickin’ around.”
“Easy for you to say.”
“Gotta rescue yourself, babe.” Like d’uh again, dude.
“Yeah, right. Can’t move, remember? Suggestions?”
Silence. I waited. No pearls of wisdom from the peanut gallery. I was on my own. Just like always.
Sometimes, I get random ideas and write random snippets. Sometimes, they fit into the puzzle of a WIP and the words are integrated. Sometimes, they remain just random bits. Glory might develop into a character though this particular scene might not make it due to copyright stuffs. Song lyrics are touchy. But this isn’t for financial gain so I think I’m okay. Is your name part of the lyrics of a song? And do you have any rock-ing words to share?
A nod to Laura Branigan, the artist who sang “Gloria” and to Jonathan King, Giancarlo Bigazzi & Umberto Tozzi, who wrote the song.