Skin Deep

I’m so happy to have a  new flash fiction out at Spelk  fiction today!

My story Skin Deep is based on my favourite song by The Stranglers. I have loved the haunting feel of that track for years. The lyrics are enigmatic but deal with the volatile and unpredictable nature of friendship.

I believe that all of  us, at some point, will have our friendships tested, especially in times of stress and trouble. People who you thought you could rely on, can simply disappear. Then strangers and others who you least suspect of caring; will sometimes step into their shoes…

Just to remind you -here are those great lyrics:

Many people tell you that they’re your friend
You believe them
You need them
For what’s round the river bend
Make sure that you’re receiving the signals they send
Cos better, you’ve only got two hands to lend

Maybe there’s someone who makes you weep
And some nights loom up ahead
When you’re asleep
Some days there’s things on your mind you should keep
Sometimes, it’s tougher to look than to leap

Better watch out for the skin deep
Better watch out for the skin deep
(better watch out) Watch out for the skin deep
(better watch out) Watch out for the skin deep
Better watch out for the skin deep

One day the track that you’re climbing gets steep
Your emotions are frayed
And your nerves are starting to creep
Just remember the days
As long as the time that you keep
Better, you better watch out for the skin deep

Better watch out for the skin deep
Better watch out for the skin deep
(better watch out) Watch out for the skin deep
(better watch out) Watch out for the skin deep
Better watch out for the skin deep

…and this is my story at Splek fiction today,

Skin Deep

 

 

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