I’ve Got Nothing to Lose

100 Lyrics into Stories — No63

Jillian Spiridon
2 min readJun 9, 2024
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The fifth queen sat on the throne and oversaw a dying kingdom.

Midas had begun this legacy with his bloodline — all those eons ago with his golden touch — and with each successive generation his power had grown dimmer. Now Calissa, the queen who sat on the throne at that very moment, could barely make gold dust appear at her fingertips.

But she sat in a palace of gold that Midas had created alongside his queen.

No one knew where the power had come from.

Calissa had been raised to think it a blessing.

But now? She thought it a curse.

This is my third take on the 100 Story Challenge! Lyrics define these stories, and this piece‘s title was inspired by “Future Pain” from Vanessa Carlton.

For the other stories in this iteration, check out the link below:

100 Lyrics into Stories

72 stories

If you missed out on rounds one and two, I’ve linked both my original 100 Story Challenge list as well as my 100 Faces in 100 Stories list