Song Lyric Sunday: Celebration – ‘Unhappy Birthday’

Jim’s key words for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday are celebratory: things to lift the spirits in these difficult times, such as ‘birthday’, ‘party’, ‘gift’ and ‘cake’. Nice try Jim. But here’s The Smiths, Manchester’s mordant miserabilists: I’ve come to wish you an unhappy birthday I’ve come to wish you an unhappy birthday Cause you’re…

The best girl I know

“…Are you living happily ever after?…” How appropriate that today’s ‘365 Days of Writing Prompts’ should be on this particular topic. Because today is a significant birthday for Sugar Magnolia. She is eighteen again, of course. Just as she was back in 1972, when this tongue-tied, but already besotted, scruff plucked up the courage to ask…