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31 January 2007 @ 11:52 am
Spike drabble for Good__Evil  
Title: Startled Into Unlife (No Fire)
Author: xlivvielockex
Rating: PG
Character: Spike
Word Count: 100
Timeline: Early 1970s

The room reeked with the heavy scent of vanilla and cigarette smoke. The wine was breathing but the delicate smell was overpowered by the thickness of the bidis. It was a dive but it was just the place that poets came to be inspired. Verses scribbled on napkins, smeared by split drinks and hopeless dreams.

“ ‘M tellin’ you, nobody is going to bloody understand it. Who wants to read a poem about a sodden cat with push button eyes? All the man that he is cat, what’s this rubbish?”

“William, you know booze and women, but you don’t know poetry.”