A Touch of Malice #52weeks52stories

Week 2! #52weeks52stories 😉

Felicia Denise, Author


Malice
#52weeks52stories – Week 2
Prompt: “Vigilante”
Word Count: 3553

She caught her blurred reflection in the antiquated steel doors of the basement elevator.

Black turtleneck. Black Jeans. Black boots. Jacket and gloves, also black.

But she wasn’t some voluptuous bad-ass fashionista making a statement or setting a trend. She wore black for one reason. It hid blood splatter.

“Give me your knife, Jess.”

She’d forgotten it was still gripped tightly in her hand, blood dripping from its blade to the tarp on which she stood.

They extended their gloved hands, and he took the knife, dipping it into a small container of clear solution.

The blood disappeared.

He tossed the knife onto the tarp with the body and began rolling it up.

Jess stepped off her end and bent to help.

“No. I got this. You look a little shaken up. Scour the area and make sure we leave nothing…

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Song Lyric Sunday | “Stormy Weather” – Lena Horne


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This week’s prompt is ‘natural disaster’.

The first song to come to mind was Stormy Weather.  Music legend, Ethel Waters, who introduced the song, took it to number 1 in 1933, when versions by Duke Ellington, Guy Lombardo, and Ted Lewis also made the top 10. But Stormy Weather is inextricably linked to the amazing Lena Horne, who recorded the song in 1941 and performed it in the 1943 film of the same name.

The video is the actual scene from the movie where a twenty-six-year-old Lena Horne mesmerizes the nightclub. At song’s end, the Katherine Dunham Dancers take the stage.

 

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Stormy Weather

Don’t know why
There’s no sun up in the sky
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain’t together
Keeps rainin’ all the time
Life is bare
Gloom and misery everywhere
Stormy weather
Just can’t get my poor self together
I’m weary all the time, the time
So weary all the time
When he went away, the blues walked in and met me
If he stays away, old rocking chair will get me
All I do is pray the Lord above will let me
Walk in the sun once more
Can’t go on
All I have in life is gone
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain’t together
Keeps rainin’ all the time
Keeps rainin’ all the time
I walk around, heavy-hearted and sad
Night comes around, I’m still feelin’ bad
Rain pourin’ down, blindin’ every hope I had
This pitterin’, patterin’, beatin’ and spatterin’ drives me mad
Love, love, love, love
This misery is just too much for me
Can’t go on
Everything I had is gone
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain’t together
Keeps rainin’ all the time
Keeps rainin’ all the time
Songwriters: Harold Arlen / Ted Koehler
Stormy Weather lyrics © BMG Rights Management US, LLC, S.A. Music