Fortune Teller

Today’s video prompt is “Fortune Teller” as performed by Robert Plant and Alison Krause.  I dig the cool throwback sound and their harmonies.  There’s not much to the video.  It’s just a shot of the album cover.   Listen to the *lyrics, and then write a little Flashy Fiction inspired “Fortune Teller”.

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*Here are the lyrics if you want to read over them

Went to the fortune teller
To have my fortune read
I didn’t what to tell her
I had a dizzy feeling in my head

Took a look at my palm
She said “Son you feel kind of warm?”
And she looked into her crystal ball
Said “You’re in love.”

How could that be so?
I thought of all the girls I know.
Said when the next one arrives
You’ll be looking into her eyes.

Left there in a hurry
Looking forward to my big surprise.
The next day I discovered
That the fortune teller told me a lie.

I hurried back down to that woman
As mad as I could be.
I said I didn’t see nobody.
Why had she made a fool out of me?

Then something struck me
As if it came from up above
While looking at the fortune teller,
I fell in love

Now I’m a happy fella
Cause I’m married to the fortune teller.
I’m as happy as we can be.
Now I get my fortune told for free.

Songwriters: ALLEN TOUSSAINT
© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

She

As the first prompt of November, a month-long celebration of my wife’s birthday (an inside joke), today’s video prompt is “She” as performed by Elvis Costello for the Julia Roberts/Hugh Grant movie, “Notting Hill“.  My favorite stanza is the last, particularly these two lines:

“Me I’ll take her laughter and her tears
And make them all my souvenirs”

Give the video a look, listen to the *lyrics, and then write a little Flashy Fiction inspired “She”.

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*Here are the lyrics if you want to read over them

She may be the face I can’t forget
A trace of pleasure or regret
May be my treasure or the price
I have to pay

She may be the song that summer sings
May be the chill that autumn brings
May be a hundred different things
Within the measure of a day

She may be the beauty or the beast
May be the famine or the feast
May turn each day into a heaven
Or a hell

She may be the mirror of my dream
A smile reflected in a stream
She may not be what she may seem
Inside her shell

She who always seems so happy in a crowd
Whose eyes can be so private and so proud
No-one’s allowed to see them
When they cry
She maybe the love that cannot hope to last
May come to me from shadows of the past
That I’ll remember ’til
The day I die

She may be the reason I survive
The why and wherefore I’m alive
The one I’ll care for through the
Rough and rainy years

Me I’ll take her laughter and her tears
And make them all my souvenirs
For where she goes I’ve got to be
The meaning of my life is she

Songwriters: BOBBY HART, TOMMY BOYCE
© Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, T.R.O. INC.

Valhalla, I am coming!

Viking Ship Statue in Reyjkavik

The lines in today’s photo-lyric prompt are from Led Zepplin’sImmigrant Song“, a referencing Norse mythology and more of an invasion than immigration.  Write a little Flashy Fiction that has a mythological theme, maybe Norse if you’re familiar with it.  If not, just go with vikings raiding and pillaging…or maybe your protagonist is railing against the typical viking attitude and is looking to convince them to peacefully migrate into new lands.

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*The images making up the photo lyric are courtesy of Pixabay

Spiritual High (State of Independence)

Today’ is another video prompt.  Give it a look, listen to the *lyrics, and then write a little Flashy Fiction inspired Moodswing’s “Spiritual High (State of Independence)” featuring Chrissie Hynde.

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*Here are the lyrics if you want to read over themSounds like a signal from you
Bring me to meet your sound
And I will bring you to my heart

Love like a signal you call
Touching my body my soul
Bring to me, you to meet me here

Home be the temple of your heart
Home be the body of your love
Just like Holy water to my lips

Yes I do know how I survive
Yes I do know why I’m alive
To love and be with you
Day by day by day by day

Time, time again, it is said
We will hear, we will see
See it all-in his wisdom-hear
His truth will abound the land
This truth will abound the land
This State of independence shall be
This State of independence shall be

(Hey, hey Yayah yaya oh)
(Hey, hey Yayah yaya oh)

Love like a signal you call
Touching my body my soul
Bring to me, you to meet me here
Home be the temple of your heart
Home be the body of your love
Just like Holy water to my lips

Hey

Yes I do know how I survive
Yes I do know why I’m alive
To love and be with you
Day by day by day by day

Time, time again, it is said
We will hear, we will see
See it all-in his wisdom-hear
His truth will abound the land
This truth will abound the land

This State of independence shall be
This State of independence shall be

(Hey, hey Yayah yaya oh)
(Hey, hey Yayah yaya oh)
(Hey, hey Yayah yaya oh)
(Hey, hey Yayah yaya oh)

This State of independence shall be

His truth will abound the land

(Hey, hey Yayah yaya oh)
(Hey, hey Yayah yaya oh)
(Hey, hey Yayah yaya oh)
(Hey, hey Yayah yaya oh)

Songwriters: JON ANDERSON, EVANGHELOS: SEE “VANGELIS” PAPATHANASSIOU
© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Olympic Games

Olympic Games - Rio 2016 logos

Tonight is the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Summer Games Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.  Today, write a little Flashy Fiction that somehow involves the Olympics.  Maybe it involves training for an event in the hopes of qualifying to compete at the games.  Maybe it involves a rivalry, a grudge match of some sort.  Maybe it’s a Cinderella story or a “passing of the torch” story.  Maybe it is a story that’s simply set in and around the games, but doesn’t have anything to do with the games themselves.

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*The images making up the photo lyric are courtesy of Pixabay