Song Title Challenge #21: Rollin’ With My Homies – Coolio

It’s time for this week’s Song Title Challenge.

Write a short piece of fiction, around 300 words, using the song title as your story title but don’t listen to the song.  You can pick your own genre or use the one suggested to me.  Remember to link back to this post so I can find yours.

If you would like to suggest a song title for a future post, you can do so from the challenge page.  You can also leave a suggestion on the Facebook page.

This week’s song is Rollin’ With My Homies by Coolio and was suggested by anonymusical at They didn’t tell me it’d be like this.  Genre:  romance once again.  Please tell me what you think of it.

Rollin’ With My Homies

“You’re late.”

Grant cringed before the look in her eyes.

“Chill out, Babe.  I’m here now, ain’t I?”

She shifted her weight and crossed her arms.  Next came the head-tilt.  Grant felt himself grow smaller before her stare, but at the same time reflected how cute she looked when she was angry.

“Where were you?”

“Nowhere, babe.  Just out rollin’ with my homies.”

She raised her left eyebrow.  Grant felt the flush crawl up his cheeks.

“You know you sound like an idiot when you talk like that?”

“Aww, don’t be like that, Babe.  I was just…”

“You was just tryin’ to sound like a homeboy.  Newsflash, Grant: you’re too white to pull that shit.  Next thing you’re pulling up with spinners on your car and more bling than Mr. T.  Why you wanna go get all ghetto on me now?  That’s not the guy who swept me off my feet.”

“Sorry, Babe.  I didn’t mean to…”

“And stop calling me ‘Babe’.  I’m not a little pig suffering from an identity crisis.”

Grant burst out laughing at this.  He could see this was not the reaction she was expecting.

“You’re gorgeous when you’re angry, Chareen.”

“And you’re still an idiot.”  But she was smiling now.  “Where were you?”

Grant returned her smile.

“Can’t tell you.  It’s a surprise.”

Chareen pouted at this.

“I don’t like surprises.  Tell me.”

“You’ll just have to wait and see.”

Chareen pouted and crossed her arms, but Grant could see she wasn’t really angry anymore.  He pulled her closer and kissed her.

“You ready to go?”

“Yeah.  I’ll just get my purse.”

“Hurry up.  We don’t want to miss our reservation.”

“Don’t you hurry me up, homie.  You’re the one who’s late!”

But she was laughing as she said it.  Grant smiled at her retreating back, and fingered the little box in his pocket.

Copyright © 2013 Herman Kok

10 thoughts on “Song Title Challenge #21: Rollin’ With My Homies – Coolio

  1. Pig with an identity crisis. I laughed out loud at that one. Great job! I love it when your song title is one that I am familiar with, because your take on it always surprises me.

    PS- Have you ever seen the movie Clueless? Every time I hear this song it reminds me of it!


    1. I have seen clueless, long ago, but can’t really remember anything about it.

      It was either a pig with an identity crisis or her giving him a look, saying “Don’t call me Babe”, and then kicking his ass. As it’s supposed to be romance I went with the former 😉


    1. Do I sense a grammar nazi in our midst? Don’t worry, I’m one as well and was very disturbed to learn that a certain dictionary that will not be named has included “ain’t” without labelling it as slang/informal. I was aiming for a white guy trying to speak ghetto slang, based on my limited exposure through various films which only portray skewed stereotypes 😉


    1. Thanks! I’ll be sure to drop by yours as well. Feel free to participate in the challenge. Just leave a link to your post in the comments of the relevant challenge post or link to it in yours so a pingback appears my side.

      The challenge is for fiction, but nothing is to prevent you from writing a poem on the titles if you want.


      1. surely going to participate in the next challenge with a fictional text! made the mistake to read your text to the current challenge so I’m too much influenced to write a piece on my own now : -)


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