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Given the popularity of Picture it & Write, we’re introducing a spin off.  If you guys enjoy it, we’ll turn it into a regular thing, and if you don’t, that’s fine too.  We love interacting with you and we want you to enjoy ErmiliaBlog as much as we do.

Listen and Write is going to operate almost identically to Picture it and Write, but instead of a picture, you’re going to get a song and an accompanying paragraph.  We then welcome everyone to either continue the paragraph or write their own.  You might see your own interpretation of a music video or imagine someone listening to the song.  Poetry is welcome, but please add a translation if it’s in another language.  It is entirely open to your imagination and your interpretation.  I hope this turns into another fun writing exercise, so without further ado, the first Listen and Write song is “Someone Like You” by Adele.

The stench of beer and pizza from several days ago lingered in the man cave.  Nathaniel had lost his job and he felt his entire life slipping away.  The girl he was in love with was dating someone else, not that he had ever bothered to share his feelings with her.  He knew he wasn’t good enough for her.  She was looking for marriage, a family, a life he could never provide, but she had always been there for him, a glowing possibility that he worried would soon no longer exist.  No one would have pegged him for an Adele fan, but something in her voice, something in this song spoke to him.  He would never find someone else like Aniela, but bravado and pride had him mouthing the words in the darkness of his man cave.

-Eliabeth Hawthorne