Sometimes, a song hits you so perfectly for a moment, a scene, an idea, that it’s like stepping into a whole blank universe inside you, a wondrous galaxy of joy or mania or sadness.

I like to make playlists for the things that I write, particularly the very long things, and sometimes, as you’re writing, or when you’re out driving around and you hear a song, it fits so damn well with what you’re creating that you can’t help but forever associate the two going forward.

And so here I am, with a child lost, and all I’ve got is Snow Patrol, who, ironically, has now contributed two songs to major moments in my life, one pure bliss and love, the other, loss and pain.

Target: 1200 words
Written: 1576 words, novella: The Mungk

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