All the Pretty Girls, Kenny Chesney – Flash Jukebox

What if I try to read "All the Pretty Girls," by Kenny Chesney, as a work of flash fiction? I can already hear you. "That doesn't make sense, Benny! That song isn't a story song!" Well, my name isn't Benny, and I'm going to try it anyway. You can listen to the song free on … Continue reading All the Pretty Girls, Kenny Chesney – Flash Jukebox

Twenty Years Ago

Today I noticed this tweet by way of a blog post by SJ O'Hart that gave me pause. https://twitter.com/janemerrick23/status/858747711604088836?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fsjohart.wordpress.com%2F2017%2F05%2F01%2Fit-was-twenty-years-ago-today%2F Could it really be that 1997 was twenty years ago? By the bountiful bowels of Bacchus... I feel so old. In spring of that year, I was a scrawny beanpole of a high school freshman, shy around … Continue reading Twenty Years Ago

I Know Places, Taylor Swift – Flash Jukebox

What can be learned from reading song lyrics as flash fiction? Today's song is "I Know Places," performed by Taylor Swift, written by Taylor Swift and Ryan Tedder, and released on the album "1989". Only this song is a little different. The deluxe version of the "1989" album includes explanatory messages from Swift about her … Continue reading I Know Places, Taylor Swift – Flash Jukebox

What is the Meaning of Cam’s “Burning House”

Ever since my last post, this site has been getting a lot of search hits wondering about the meaning of Cam's song "Burning House". It's about a bad breakup. cough Well, that was easy. Of course, that's only if you take the songwriter's word for it. There's a school of thought that says that the author's interpretation … Continue reading What is the Meaning of Cam’s “Burning House”

Burning House, Cam – Flash Jukebox

Note: Are you looking for the meaning of Cam's "Burning House"? Flash fiction has a lot in common with songs. What can be learned by reading song lyrics as flash fiction? Let's take a look at "Burning House," by Cam. If you're unfamiliar with the song, the lyric video is embedded below. "Burning House" is … Continue reading Burning House, Cam – Flash Jukebox