Kill or Cure

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of of 1 May 2021, sure.

A woman with terrible cough,
Received putrid green potion to quaff,
She said “Are you sure,
There is no better cure?”,
As her left leg turned black and fell off.

Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt


for the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge of 1 May 2021, ruby.

My first thought when I saw the prompt this week was the song “Ruby Tuesday”. Which, if I’m honest, I can’t stand.

But it did prompt me to look on Spotify to see what other “Ruby” songs there might be. And I think I found a gem of my own in this track.

It’s called Ruby Falls, it is a US artist called Katie Crutchfield. She performs under the name Waxahatchee, and has a Wikipedia page here. Waxahatchee is the name of a creek where she grew up, in Alabama, and it sounded as though this was a solo musical project but I’m hearing male voices on some of her tracks, so perhaps not?

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a video of her actually singing this track, but I presume this is all low budget stuff. However, she has a beautiful voice and I think she’s well worth a listen. I’m listening to some of her other tracks as I write this (some of which have videos with a more personal touch), and she might well become somebody I listen to more often. I hope you enjoy it, too.

I should really have posted this response on our new Songshine site, shouldn’t I? My partner KK will be very impressed that I discovered some music less than 30 years old!