Hit shuffle on your mp3 player. Use the third song on your playlist as your writing inspiration. Include a lyric as part of your story.
The song I got was Locked Away by R. City. The lyrics I choose were “Would you spend your whole life with me? Would you be there to always hold me down? … If I got locked away And we lost it all today…Tell me honestly…Would you still love me the same?”
“Becky,” he says as he grabs her face. “Becky I need to know…” She stares at him waiting for his next words, but he just stays silent. “ What’s wrong Rick?” He looks down and starts to speak again “Becky… Would you spend your whole life with me?” His words bring all types of emotions to her heart, “are you asking me what I think you’re asking me?” He smiles “ Becky I need a good woman… Would you be there to always hold me down? Through my good…and my not so good” he laughs softly and passes his hand through hair in the back of his head. “Of course I would; you know I would”she replies. He kneels on one knee and pulls out a ring, “Would you marry me then?” he says a grin on his face. Becky places her hands in front of her mouth, “Yes, yes! Of course, yes.” she says and she pulls him up. He starts laughing and hugs her “ I love you, Becky.
“ I love you too Rick.” His face gets hard for a second “What’s wrong?”
He shakes his head “There’s no easy way to say this…but remember that big shot client that came to our company? Everyone thought he was going to bring a lot of money to the table? She raises an eyebrow “Yeah. What about him?”
“Well he did…but it was dirty money. Honestly, I don’t know all the details, but it looks pretty bad. The FBI came to our office yesterday, there pressing charges against anyone who had any type of involvement with that client. All the money he tried cleaning through our company was someone how tied to us; as if it was all our idea, so we could gain more revenue for our company…If I got locked away and we lost it all today…tell me honestly…would you still love the same?” She shakes her head and tears start rushing down her face, “Of course I would. This isn’t your fault and no matter how much time passes. I will wait for you. You’re the love of my life.” Rick hugs her and lifts her up. “I love you so much,” he says.
“And I you,” Becky replies.
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