Monday, May 7, 2012

100 Word Song: The Reason

My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog

             I’m linking up this week with The 100 Word Song Prompt from Lance over at My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog. The song for this week’s inspiration was Deadman’s Gun from Ashtar Command. Enjoy!

The Reason
           “Sticks and stones, Karen,” she whispered to herself as she walked away from their taunts. “A lady doesn’t rise.”
            The girls following her home teased her about her fraying uniform, about her wild curly hair, about living in a tenement instead of a “real house”. Karen breathed in the words Sister Mary Michael had taught her. She let go of the anger and offered it up to Jesus.
            “She doesn’t even have a dad,” the blond one said. “He ran away because she’s so ugly.”
            Karen stopped walking, turned and clenched her fist. They gave her a reason to fight.