There’s a room where the light won’t find you – Friday Fictioneers

Welcome to your life

Cassie poised for her next dive. Her favorite song “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” played from tall speakers, igniting her confidence. Her brother and his groupies chugged beer on the patio, and mostly ignored her, except for Jeffrey; he couldn’t take his eyes off her.

There’s no turning back

Cruising with the top down on Highway 1, the song pulsed through Cassie’s veins.

“Jeffrey made it, toured with Tears for Fears,” her friend said.

All for freedom and for pleasure

“He did not,” Cassie turned her head.

“Yeah, and he married that blond from Long Beach.”

Nothing ever lasts forever


Genre: Fiction (104 words)

Photo Copyright: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


This is actually one of my all-time favorite songs, so I just had to work it in somehow.

Thanks to Rochelle for hosting the Fictioneers, and for the providing this week’s prompt.

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50 thoughts on “There’s a room where the light won’t find you – Friday Fictioneers

    1. Yeah, I saw that, Dawn. I couldn’t resist using lyrics. I just kind of got pulled in that direction. I enjoyed your story a lot, too. I played this song on my iPod last night. Ha ha.Thanks!

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  1. “Of freedom and of pleasure
    Nothing ever lasts forever
    Everybody wants to rule the world”

    Lovely how you have used the lyrics to tell a story. I think a fair few have revealed themselves as 80’s kids in this episode of FF 🙂


  2. Dear Amy,

    I love how you worked the lyrics into the story. Up until this week, I’d never heard of Tears for Fears. I certainly was oblivious to the album in my son’s music room.

    So Cassie is getting ready to dive into a pool? A woman after my own heart. Nice one.




    1. Dear Rochelle,
      Is this your son’s music room? He must be a musician? Does he play keyboards? I’m guessing…

      This is a blast from my past. I still listen to Tears for Fears once in a while. I understand they just got back together and are releasing a new album.

      Yes, it’s a pool! Do you think I should say it? I’m so over already. I think I had in one version. But yes! I’m glad you approve. 🙂 Thanks!



      1. Dear Amy,

        Yes, it’s my son’s music room. Actually, Shannon plays a bit of everything. What you can’t see in the picture is that just to the right of the albums is a long line of guitars. This was our bedroom when we went to visit in August. It’s a huge room.

        I wouldn’t worry about the pool. You can only get so much into a hundred word flash. It’s a matter of what does the reader really need to know? Will it add or subtract? You’re fine.




      2. Dear Rochelle,
        You slept in this room! Oh, that’s funny. Wow, that’s so great he’s a musician and that he can play everything. That’s talent and a passion for music. My son plays the baritone and loves it. I’m so excited he’s taken to music.

        Thanks for your input. It’s hard to get every little bit in. I guess she could be diving into a pile of hay. Probably not! Thanks.



  3. A girl after my own heart – you that is, not Cassie. Love the way you worked the lyrics in to different moments of her life. Very clever – and I can’t get this song out of my head now.


    1. Thanks. You know, Mark, news on the street is that they’re going to have a new album (or at least according to my husband). Look out for it. I still like this song after all these years. A lot of their songs still sound good to me.


  4. I kept wondering why “Tears for Fears” keeps popping up this week – I hadn’t even noticed one of their albums there in the photo! Not one of my favourite bands but a good story, though!


  5. At the risk of sounding like Edith Editor Amy, the song is called “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, but still, it’s an inspired flash. I agree with fellow commenters who thought that peppering your storytelling with snippets of song lyrics worked well.


    1. Are you referring to my title, V.? This is where I have extended my storytelling beyond my story and connected it to my title, and alas, another snippet from the song. I think Cassie might be wanting that room where the light can’t find her…aww, but he will not be right behind her. Thanks.


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