Who wants a story with musical inspiration? Her Favourite Sweater.
Here’s how this works! I let iTunes choose a song for me, then I use that song as inspiration to write a short story. Let’s see what happens.
The Song: Holes – Passenger
Her Favourite Sweater
I poked my finger through the growing holes of my blue sweater remembering the first day I wore this. I was in the laundry room and the kids were screaming. Looking out the window, I saw my twelve-year-old, Liz, chasing the ten-year-old, Ben, across the yard and away from the house.
Stepping outside, I shouted, “What are you up to?”
“She knows,” Liz whispered as they stopped dead in their tracks.
“I’m your mother,” I said, “I have eyes in the back of my head.”
Liz smiled wide and rocked back and forth. Her yellow summer dress fluttered lightly in the wind. Ben opened his mouth and Liz slapped her hand over it. She whispered something in his ear and he nodded.
I stepped closer to the kids with my eyes narrowed. “Gossiping, are we?” I asked.
I grinned. “Okay, if you don’t want to go to your sleepover this weekend I guess that’s your choice.”
“You can’t do that!” Liz squealed, “That’s blackmail. You shouldn’t be teaching us that.”
“I already know you learned it from your father,” I chuckled, “He told you that he would tell me that you ate the last cookie if you don’t clean your room.”
“He promised he wouldn’t tell!”
“Did you get your bath toys ready, Ben?”
The kids didn’t speak and ran into the house.
I stared at the them, then went into the house to check the bathroom. When I opened the door, I gasped when soap bubbles emerged from the tub like a bubbling volcano. “Kids!” I shouted.
Liz poked her head out of her room and giggled. “I put in too much bubble bath.”
Smiling, I took a deep breath and plugged my nose. “I’m going in,” I said, diving into the bubble catastrophe.
The creation of the first hole in my sweater had begun.
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