100 Words: Yearning


Maybe if she wasn’t who she was, she wouldn’t understand it so utterly. Maybe she wouldn’t smile when she woke up to find her arm being chorded, her hip being strummed.

She did understand it, though. She had similar pulls: to draw, to sketch. To make a piece of paper come alive with an image. His music, her art… together, they were a team whose creations couldn’t intersect. It was a team of space-giving and passion-nurturing, of speaking a language few could hear.

He said she was his muse. She knew he was hers.

Who knew where they could go?

Wow. Here it is, all these years after I created Mitchell, Kerri, Trevor and the fictional city of Riverview, USA.

This is the root of what I was trying to create, the Mitchell-Kerri dynamic. Somehow Trevor snuck in there and upstaged them, but when you get down to it, this is where it all began.

The 100 word prompt this week at Velvet Verbosity‘s blog is yearning.

I do, however, still yearn to bring you a book. Stay tuned.



  1. bunnygirl

    September 21, 2008 11:18 pm

    I like this– it’s a lovely, poetic description of how Mitchell and Kerri interact. Nice work.

  2. Bob-kat

    September 22, 2008 5:46 am

    Yeah, this sums their relationship up wonderfully! What a great compliment to be someones muse. This speaks more about their relationship then any sentimental verse in a card ever could. Fab.BR/BR/Of course, I’m kinda glad that Tevor snook in 🙂

  3. Alice Audrey

    September 22, 2008 10:17 am

    I feel honored to get a glimps of the root of what you’re doing here. It’s like the mustard sead, growing much larger than one would expect.

  4. Kaye Manro

    September 22, 2008 12:58 pm

    Just popped on to say Hi. This idea is very interesting. I saw your West of Mars ad on Shelley Monroe’s blog. Since I’m a sci-fi romance writer, I thought I’d check it out. Nice 100 words.BR/BR/A note about me: I understand rock stars, bands, musicians and their world. I grew up with my family in that world– fell in love with one in that world–and fell out of love, lust and even like with that world! The real music world is tough to endure. From an insider’s view, I can honestly say I don’t feel the romantic luster it holds for many. BR/BR/But good luck with your West of Mars! BR/BR/Visit my blog…BR/K

  5. Angel

    September 22, 2008 2:05 pm

    That was beautiful. It would be nice if couples could always be that in tune with each other.

  6. Thomma Lyn

    September 22, 2008 5:35 pm

    Beautiful. Made me misty-eyed.

  7. Lex Valentine

    September 23, 2008 12:19 am

    As always, I love all things Mitchell. This one made me sigh.

  8. Carol

    September 23, 2008 11:19 am

    A little something for you:BR/http://she-lives.typepad.com/she_lives/2008/09/i-won-i-won.html

  9. Amy Ruttan

    September 23, 2008 4:18 pm

    I love the guitar playing simile.

  10. Shelley Munro

    September 23, 2008 6:29 pm

    I like it, too. Very nice glimpse into Mitchell and Kerri.

  11. JM

    September 23, 2008 9:03 pm

    Yum. Nicely written. 🙂

  12. Patsy

    September 25, 2008 11:13 am

    Yummm to be awakened to your arm being corded and your hip strummed. These two definitely belong together. 🙂 The story just gets better.

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