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#SoCS – White Flag


This post started off in my head this morning. I was thinking about a white flag, not because I am or was waving one, but because I didn’t. For a while there, it looked like I might not get my novel ready to upload in time for the preorder date I have set on the retailers. On most of them, it’s not a big deal: you can change it. On Amazon, if you change your preorder date for a later one, you lose the privilege of setting a preorder date for a year.

But, against all odds, I managed to get it finished and uploaded. I never waved that white flag.

So why didn’t I post this post this morning when I thought of it? Because of a song.

It’s one I hadn’t heard in years. I listened to it all the time about ten years ago, though, and all I could remember was one line that went something like “I will not lie down.” So I searched the Internet. I Googled, I wracked my brain. Nothing came up. I couldn’t remember the name of the song nohow.

Until I stopped trying.

And damn me, the name of the song is “White Flag.”


P.S. The lyric I was trying to remember that I got wrong was “I will go down with this ship.”

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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

26 thoughts on “#SoCS – White Flag

  1. dido is awesome!
    I am so glad you got the novel uploaded on time!
    Yay go girl! ❀


  2. Wonderful Post Linda.
    And great, poignant song.
    I will look for your book on Amazon (I still have a little credit with them—Hahaha)
    Congrats on the publish!


  3. I love that Dido Song! It was used on the alien show, Roswell as the beginning. πŸ™‚ The original one. (not the recent series)


  4. It happens a lot that when I can’t remember something, like a name, or where I put my phone, or keys, it comes to me when I stop trying. My theory is that when we stop thinking in a limited, linear way, the subconscious shows us. I have always loved that song. Now, it will be there for you any time you need it.


  5. Lol Linda you could of just checked my post because I used this song too, it brilliant isn’t πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ


  6. I think this is a wonderful song.


  7. One of my favourite Dido records.


  8. I am glad you remembered πŸ™‚


  9. Stay the course, Linda but let’s hope the ship stays afloat. Good job meeting the deadline.


  10. Yippee. I’m glad you finished. Congrats. πŸ‘πŸ’—πŸ“š


  11. Hey Linda, congratulations on finishing your book.


  12. I love that song! Good response to your prompt too!

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