Little Sally sings The King

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🎶“Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love
Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love
Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love” 🎶

“Sally, stop it!”

🎶“Just a… “🎶

“Stop it now!!! Do you even know what you’re singing? Mother are you playing records for Sally again?”

“Sure I know, it’s the king.”

“Elvis, yes. But do you know what a hunk of burning love is?”

“No but I like to sing it, and grandma said that’s what he was.”

“Well he sure was that. Please, try to learn some more verses.”

Little Sally went looking for Grandma.

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Free Verse Revolution

Kristiana Reed is a writer and English Teacher and likes to prompt writers. Burning is her March Writing Prompt #1. I thought of Little Sally when I saw it, and her she is in 100 words of flash fiction.

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The first record I ever bought was a 45 rpm of Hound Dog. I had just been given a record player, and went to Tower Records, before it became Tower Records, and got it. I had been listening to it on the radio and like everyone else, well maybe not Ed Sullivan, loved Elvis Presley. My father told me to turn it down and go get some more records, I was 13.

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3 responses

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  2. I love how children grab onto words of songs they like and make their own interpretation of them – I remember a song’s lyrics sounded like “you put a lion in the cooking and you mix it all up” – sounded like a wild stew to me! It turns out they were singing about a “lime”.

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