Cassette Days #musicmonday

The music in the “cassette days” were good times.

As part of my birthday month list of things to do, I’m “mp3ing”  what is left of my cassette collection. And as I did, I sure had a wonderful time reminiscing to some Kenny Loggins and these oldies below.

If you remember Wolfman Jack and these three below, we speak the same language!

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NaNoWriMo Inklings #nanoprep

Remember how I was going on and on about song titles for a short story?

Well, “Jessie’s Girl” sparked an inkling of a potential story. I don’t know what the female character’s name will be yet but the male character would definitely be “Jessie” if I pursue this story.

Tell me what you think of this spark…

I needed fresh air to catch my breath and my only option was to escape to the courtyard. But the summer air was just as heavy as Jessie’s breath soon was against my exposed neck for the second time.

“Do you remember the taste of my lips?”

I squeezed my eyes shut as his words bounced off of my skin. “I haven’t wasted any of my precious time thinking about you Jessie. I haven’t thought about you in years.”

But I had. I remembered being Jessie’s girl like it was yesterday.

When his lips brushed against my neck, my head betrayed me by falling back slightly. Jessie took it as a silent invitation.

Jessie chuckled. “Well, I remember everything, absolutely everything. How you taste, the nooks and crannies of every sweet spot of your…”

I shook myself away from him but not before his hand slid down my arm to take my hand in his. As thoughts of how uncomfortable my engagement ring suddenly felt within his grasp, his body bristled and he forced me to turn around. With his hand still holding mine, he lifted it up to stare at the sizable sparkly diamond. Surprise was written all over his face.

I couldn’t even enjoy a moment’s worth of vindication before he rolled his eyes in disbelief at my ring. “What?”

“This is so not you.” Jessie’s snickering tone hadn’t changed.

“What is your problem Jessie? You had your chance and you played me!”

“No, life played us. You know that what we had together was mind-blowing…”

I wrenched my hand.”Whatever we used to have wasn’t even real. And what’s in the past is going to stay right there. I’m only looking forward.”

For the first time ever since I had known him, I couldn’t read Jessie’s face. I was even more confused when he took my hand again and ran his thumb across my engagement ring.

“What the hell are you doing?”

Jessie smiled for the longest moment. “I’m thinking about the look on your fiance’s face when you give this back to him.”

“Excuse me?!”

Before I knew it, Jessie’s lips were sampling mine. “Whoever your man is, he doesn’t stand a chance. I’m not asking you to look back. I’m asking you to look forward with me.”

All Rights Reserved ©2018 Marquessa Matthews

This could be the beginning of a NaNoWriMo short story….stay tuned!  

Bisous,

M  xoxo

1 Short Story 4 Song Titles from the 1990s Again #nanowrimo #music #1990s

I know that you are likely sick of all of this by now…:)

This is my last post about music titles and my NaNoWriMo project. I promise.

After this, my next step will be to mull over the options, make four choices and start brainstorming for “Octoberprep.

Here is your last chance to pick the title that you think would make a good short story.

Take the poll below and scroll further down for the actual songs.

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1 Short Story, 4 Song Titles from the 1990s #nanowrimo #1990s #music

Four song titles as inspiration a short story during November’s Nanowrimo…

One of which will be from a 1990s song to use as a story title.

Which one would you choose?

Take the poll below.

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Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the songs and/or videos and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

1 Short Story 4 Song Titles from the 1980s Again #nanowrimo #music #1980s

Like I explained in this post….

I’m trying to choose four song titles to use as inspiration a short story during November’s Nanowrimo.

Another one of those short story titles will be from a 1980s song because the 80s were good. 🙂

Which one of these four resonates with you and tell me why?

Or better yet, suggest a song title from the 1980s to me…

Take the poll below, drop me a line in the comments and scroll further to end the four songs.

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Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.