One Girl’s Reaction

100 words prompted by “Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones

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“Poor!” Ellie said, stomping the brake. Clorox bottles and mop handles rattled in the back seat. “I can’t catch a light today.”

I lit a smoke and handed it over. “Here’s a light.”  

Ellie took a drag. The radio coughed up the Stones. “Satisfaction.”

“This guy,” Ellie said, meaning Mick. “Some girl tells him no and I gotta listen fifty years later.” She exhaled through her nose and passed me the cig.

“At least we smoke the same cigarettes,” I teased.

On the radio, Mick couldn’t get no satisfaction.

Ellie said, “Satisfaction is a paycheck with a comma in it.”


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