Welcome to the second in my Stories I Met on the Internet series. To get into the spirit of Halloween, this week's picks feature the uncanny, surreal and/or darkly humorous. You can find my recommendations under the cut.
Welcome to the first of my music inspo posts. I plan to intermittently share music that features on my writing playlists. You can check out the recommendations under the 'Music Inspo' tag. I'm kicking things off with a song that has been playing on repeat for the last month or so.
The Highwomen, If She Ever Leaves Me (September 2019)
Why: Sometimes with country music I stumble across a song that grabs me and never lets go. This is one of those. The Highwomen is a quartet made up of Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby, all successful artists in their own right. This song is my favourite from their debut album. It has that immediately distinctive country sound and Carlile's vocals are as lush and captivating as ever. Lyrically this song also hits all the right spots for me, from the way it avoids being overly sentimental to the queering of the 'woman meets man in a bar' trope. Love it.
Favourite Lyrics: I've loved her in secret / I've loved her out loud / The sky hasn't always been blue / It might last forever / It might not work out / But if she ever leaves me, it won't be for you
Welcome to the first in my Stories I Met On The Internet series. I have been reading widely online and have found so many terrific pieces of flash fiction, I decided to start a series of regular posts spotlighting three stories that have particularly moved me in any given week or month.
You can find the first of my recommendations under the cut. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did.