I came across this writing challenge from www.carolinesmailes.co.uk and decided to try it myself. The idea is that you write a piece of flash fiction, 100 words or fewer, taking inspiration from a song on YouTube. Deadline for submission is Wednesday 11 January 2012.
Here are the lyrics I used as inspiration.
I’ll Find my Way Home by Jon & Vangelis
You ask me where to begin.
Am I so lost in my sin?
You ask me where did I fall.
I’ll say I can’t tell you when.
But if my spirit is lost
How will I find what is near.
Don’t question, I’m not alone.
Somehow I’ll find my way home.
Losing my Way
I can’t say when my life crumbled. I was caught in a wild, social merry-go-round and I lost myself. Then I found myself again, but jobless, alone and pregnant. My drinking had swamped me; I was ashamed.
London seemed populated entirely by pregnant women. A short flight to warmer climes relaxed me. I am free to stare at the sea and sand and wonder: what now?
It’s time to be still and listen to myself. Wild living hasn’t nurtured me. We are part of the world instead of consumers of it, my child and I. I am no longer alone.