Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Write on Wednesday: Songbird

I'm joining Ink, Paper, Pen for Write on Wednesdays!  I'm a bit early I know but have a busy week ahead of me.

Write on Wednesday Exercise 16 - Songbird...
Take a favorite (or even random play) song and write the story behind the lyrics, not something inspired by the lyric, but the flesh on the bones of the story. It gives lots of scope for interpretative writing. Use the lyrics or theme of a song  for a piece of flash fiction (50 to 200 words). To clarify, write your version of the story behind the lyrics in a song

I chose my favourite song for the last 3 years or so...... "Stranger Things Have Happened" by the Foo Fighters.  It was on the Echoes, Silence Patience and Grace album from 2007 but was never released in the mainstream.  Its kind of a sexy song (well, Dave Grohl has that effect on me hahaha) so I thought I would write a sexy piece, well latently sexy anyway, which is about as far from my realm of writing comfort as possible. 

Before reading, would you mind listening to the first couple of lines of the song so you get the proper mood and feeling behind the story?  Just click on the link below, thank you!

He leant with his back against the wall, cigarette in his mouth, watching the dust spin down the road, shimmerin’ and a-hazy in the heat.  Nothin’ but dust and dirt in this town.  This town dying a slow, still death like a thousand other desert towns in New Mexico.  And he was slowly dying too, this dead end place sucking the life outta him.   Not for much longer though.  Soon he would take his guitar and his $200 dollars and get on a bus out of here for California.

But he hadn’t told Angelina yet, and he watched her as she walked out of the diner towards him.  Half Mexican, half Indian, all legs and golden skin and black hair swaying around her waist.  And just the look of her made him feel heady and he closed his eyes and remembered the first time they were together in the room above the garage with the sun streaming in and he had watched her like he watched her now, the cigarette smoke curling up to the ceiling.

She had climbed out of bed and sat on the window sill, naked and not caring ‘cause no one was around to see, looking out at the desert humming to herself.  And he knew then she would never leave and he knew then he could never stay and all they had was this, this room, this day, and he wondered if he would ever get the warm smell of her skin outta his mind. 

Pinterest Party: Corsetry

I'm joining the Pinterest Party at Down That Little Lane.  Once upon a time any self respecting girl would have laced herself in a 22' inch corset but now they have been relegated to fetish wear (oh, I feel naughty just saying the word fetish).  I think its time we bought corsets out of the closet, don't you?

These are some of my pins from my 'Just because your beautiful' board on Pinterest.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Polly Dolly: Prairie Doll

I'm linking up with Danimezza for this week's Polly Dolly Polyvore challenge!

This week's inspiration is PRAIRIE DOLL....

Polly's taking time out and taking it easy as a sun tanned cowgirl in Apache country, wearing a $3 dress (OMG bargain!!!), her old boots and native Indian jewellery.  What perfume is she wearing?  Naughty Alice of course.

Wet Seal ruffle dress
$3 - wetseal.com

ChloƩ leather handbag
$640 - net-a-porter.com

Amedeo cameo jewelry
£2,175 - kabiri.co.uk

Bibi Bijoux pink bracelet
£77 - vanmildert.com

Chan Luu leather jewelry
$172 - blueheavenboutique.com

Jeeyun Ha Designs feather drop earrings
$260 - net-a-porter.com

Chan Luu braided wrap bracelet
$295 - zappos.com

Cowboy hat
£13 - urbanexcess.com

Polly Dolly: Polka Dots

I'm linking up with Danimezza for this week's Polly Dolly Polyvore challenge!

This week's inspiration is POLKA DOTS....

Polly's taking a walk in the country in a cute Emily & Fin vintage style dress, polka dot wellingtons and DKNY's 'Red Delicious' perfume because it smells just like apples!  (I have the green one too).

Rubber shoes
£30 - office.co.uk

Clutch bag
£20 - perfecthandbags.co.uk

Wide brim hat
$27 - luxurydivas.com

Hair clip accessory
$9.99 - modcloth.com

Polly Dolly: Dinner Party

I'm linking up with Danimezza for this week's Polly Dolly Polyvore challenge!

This week's inspiration is DINNER PARTY....

Because Polly is a cheap date (haha, yeh right) she's dressing for dinner at Encore @ Wynn Casino, Las Vegas (I just love the decor at Wynns!).  Take one Diana von Furstenburg silk dress in bright green, add a hot pink double wrap leather bracelet from Marc Jacobs and lots of bling coz its Vegas baby!
Polly Dolly: Dinner Party

Diane von Furstenberg bow dress
£315 - harrods.com

Gianmarco lorenzi shoes
$460 - farfetch.com

Clutch hand bag
$260 - dia-boutique.com

Kanupriya pink jewelry
$175 - maxandchloe.com

Kenneth jay lane jewelry
€115 - pret-a-beaute.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs dangling jewelry
$88 - couture.zappos.com

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