What do you say when words are not enough?

12 March 2006


So, FM found a challenge, write a story in 69 words. His was great, so I decided not to try too hard with mine, and came up with this. It probably won’t make much sense to anyone who isn’t Irish, and of a certain age.

She sits on the bus. Head moving, ever so slightly, in time to the music. MP3 player making her smile – creating a world of joy out of a dreary commute.
Once in a while her lips will form words, when she can’t resist the urge. But always soundless, always silent. Because you can’t sing along. It wouldn’t be right.

Not when you’re listening to Johnny Logan’s Hold Me Now.

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6 Responses

  1. NineMoons says:

    that's fabulous! I love it! And the title is fantastic.

    Oh, Johnny! How could a man be so brilliant in spite of the whiteness of his suit? That song STILL almost brings tears to my eyes. Wish I had it on Shu Lien. Then I could silently sing along too.

  2. Fiona says:

    LOL Excellent

    Except now I have the song in my head!! ;)

  3. Fence says:

    Thanks all.

    NM I'd give you the song, only this isn't autobiographical, and I don't have it :)

    Fiona, maybe I should include a warning beforehand?

  4. Kelly says:

    No, darnit. I thought I'd be the exception, being wonderful and all, but I wasn't. I don't get it. I mean, the SONG part. I get the rest, because I'm not a total idiot. Sigh. Or maybe I am. Maybe I should just say 'hello' and scurry back to my hole.

  5. Fence says:

    Hey Kelly, have you heard of the Eurovision? It's a Europe-wide song contest to find the cheesiest song in Europe (best song, so they say), and way back in 1987 Johnny Logan won it for Ireland with Hold Me Now. According to wikipedia, his real name is Seán Patrick Michael Sherrard.
    I've actually found a version online. I'll stick it up on the site later.