Monday, May 27, 2013

SJ Maylee Week 49: Lyrics Required

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SJ Maylee’s’ Choice: 1

Title: Lyrics Required

Four weeks in a row Henrietta had met John down by the river and each week he played her his love songs. She could listened to him play all day and today was no different. She tapped her toes and swayed back and forth, enchanted by his music.

The first time they’d met, he told her each song he wrote was about a woman who’d captivated him. Ever since, she’d hoped he play a song about her, but he never did.

Last week after their listening session, she’d found the courage to take him to the gallery that had one of her pieces on display. It was the first time a gallery had accepted her work.

He’d been sharing his art with her and she’d trusted him with hers. They were partners now. Maybe wanting something more was foolish. She lowered her head a little and tried to breathe through the emotions tossing her about.

“Henrietta.” He tugged on the collar of his shirt. “Can I play you something brand new?”

“Of course.” She shook her shoulders and prepared to critique his work, like a faithful partner should.

The song was beautiful, it made her want to get up and dance, but it was an instrumental. Only his songs about unrequited love had no lyrics. She looked up at John and he was watching her.

When the song ended, she asked. “What’s the name of that one?”


A smile spread through her like the sun in the morning. She handed him a pad and pen from her purse.

“What’s this for?” He tilted his head.

“You need to write some lyrics.”


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SJ Maylee believes hearts are meant to come together and find love. As a writer she has a tendency to break hearts, but she always glues them back together. You can follow her at @SJMaylee,



  1. Aww, how sweet! Great first entry and welcome to Picspiration!

  2. What a lovely story! Perfect for the prompt!!I was racing to the end, and happy to find out she was going to get her own song!! Welcome to the DP Crew!!

  3. Aw, thank you. I'm glad to be here. :)