100 Days Project

Ben: 100 Writings / 100 Opening Guitar Hooks

various, random creative expressions / writings, inspired partially by 100 popular songs (songs that somewhat begin with a leading hook of a guitar.)

Day 57:

“Not Fade Away” (1957) by Buddy Holly

“Not Fade Away” (1957) by Buddy Holly


I know I’m writing this. I know how to type. My fingers ARE WHITE! I’m old? I’m old! O L D. My ring finger moves from O down to L. My middle finger taps that D. I can type. I’m writ-

I just stopped writing because she came in. I haven’t seen her in a very very long time. She’s telling me to keep typing. I haven’t seen her. Since. But it’s wonderful to see her again.

She’s telling me that it’s Anthony’s birthday tomorrow. Which is nice. She’s asking me who Anthony is. I don’t know. She tells me Anthony is our son. SHE’S MY WIFE! So Anthony is our son. That’s wonderful news. She’s just going to the bathroom and she’ll be right back. She told me to keep typing. I’m very happy she’s here. I’m very happy she’s here. She-

I just stopped writing because she came in. I haven’t seen her in a very very long time. She’s telling me to keep typing. It’s been quite a passage without her. But I’m very happy she’s here.

She told me to write how I feel. I feel alive. I feel that this is real. I’m typing this. This is real. I’m awake. I’m-

Who is this woman? I don’t know who she is but I’m very glad this woman’s here. She’s telling me to keep typing. She’s telling me that it’s Anthony’s birthday tomorrow. That is great news. For Anthony. She’s asking me who Anthony is. I don’t know. Anthony is our son. SHE’S MY WIFE! So Anthony is our son. That is lovely. She’s telling me to keep typing. I wonder if he Anthony’s passed his grades. She tells me Anthony is turning 58 years old. What is going on? She’s telling me to calm down. Who is this woman?

She tells me to keep typing but I don’t know what I’m doing here. She’s telling me to write what I’m doing and saying. I’m yelling at her. I don’t know what I’m doing here. I don’t know wh-

She’s just shown me the first paragraph I’ve written here. I’m telling her I don’t remember writing that. What I’m writing now is fresh and real and conscious. I’m here now. This is real. I’M AWAKE NOW. I don’t remember writing that. I don’t believe I wrote that. I didn’t write that. But I can tell you right now, what I’m writing is real. I’ve-

I think-

I’m here. She’s here. She’s telling me to keep typing. She said it’s the one thing I can do. Remember to do. Since when? I don’t remember the last time I typed anything. It’s a great feeling to wrap my fingers around the keyboard again. I haven’t typed on a computer for a very very long happy sh’es here. She’s telling me to keep typing. I love her very much. I haven’t typed her in a very very long time. I think I know where I am. This is the first time I’ve met her. It’s been a very very long time since the first time I met her. I am here. jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjasdf