Anselm drove to the North Carolina border before swapping driving duty with Micah. Kalyn had fallen asleep in the back seat, but woke when the car stopped and Anselm and Micah wrangled over the music selection in whispers.
“I can’t listen to classical music and stay awake,” Micah complained.
“I want to sleep,” Anselm countered. “No techno.”
“Do you want me to drive or not?”
Kalyn closed her eyes and smiled, listening to them argue for a full minute before they finally compromised with Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album. Micah stuck it in the CD player and they got on their way again.
While I’m now in agony over the fact that I have probably abused the hell out of em-dashes (I love them til it hurts), I take comfort in the fact that I can at least name that tune.
Speaking of which, I actually have a playlist for my book. If you want to cue the music while reading certain chapters, it will help set the mood.
Accepted – Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) by Greenday
Waiting to Say Goodbye – Lullaby by Billy Joel
They Are Waiting – Gloomy Sunday by Sarah McLachlan
Old Soldiers – Wild Boys by Duran Duran
Trouble Comes in Fives – Breathe by Pink Floyd
Master Joshua – הפרויקט של עיד (Say God) by The Idan Raichel Project
The Basement – Cursum Perficio by Enya
The Enemy Among us – Oculus Ex Inferni by Symphony X
You may ask why on earth did I bother to make a soundtrack for my book? Well, actually, when I write, I imagine (read: fantasize about) my book playing out as a movie. And sometimes there’s a soundtrack that accompanies that sweeping shot, slow motion action, or zoom in. I have it in my head anyways, so why not share?