It’s day 3 of the #RockTheTurvy writing challenge over on Instagram! Yesterday Emily Swift and crew found a DEAD BODY. (Yikes!) Today the crew grabs dinner in a roadside Karaoke bar. Who gets up on stage?
To the tune of: You Really Got a Hold on Me, The Beatles version. (Original: The Miracles.)
After hours of death metal, doom metal, and sludge metal, Rabbit announced they were stopping for dinner at a sketchy roadside bar.
The place was packed. A waitress led them to a table near a raised platform. She dealt them five stained menus and dropped a laminated sheet on the table.
Emily’s eyes lit up. “It’s karaoke night!”
Lucie caught the bartender’s eye. She pointed at the group sitting around the table and mouthed ‘Fireball’ before lifting the list of music from Emily’s hand. “I’ll take that.”
“Get up there,” Rabbit said to Lucie. “I love listening to you sing.”
Templeton stared at Rabbit. “What do you mean?”
Rabbit scanned his menu. “Karaoke bar in Matar. She has fans.”
“Get out?” Tara laughed. She turned to Lucie. “Let’s do this!”
The Fireball shots arrived. Lucie grabbed hers, tossing back the cinnamon whisky. Her eyes widened and she gave her head a tiny shake before wiggling a finger at Templeton. “Drink up, pretty boy.”
Tara pulled her away toward the KJ.
“What should I sing?” Emily asked, retrieving the list of karaoke tunes.
“Nothing. Shh.” Rabbit pointed. The lights dimmed before the first notes of a Beatles melody played.
Lucie glided forward to the front of the stage, singing. “I don’t like you, but I love you. Seems that I’m always thinking of you. Oh-oh-oh, you treat me badly, I love you madly. You really got a hold on me.”
“You really got a hold on me,” sang Tara as backup.
“You really got a hooold on me…” Lucie crooned. Her voice was low, sultry. She drifted closer to their table.
Rabbit nudged Emily and nodded toward Templeton. The other man sat captivated, watching Lucie work the crowd. His hand wandered to his shot glass. He threw the liquid back quickly, his gaze never leaving the singing witch.
“Baby, I don’t want you, but I need you. Don’t want to kiss you, but I need to. Oh-oh-oh, you do me wrong now…” sang Lucie.
…Tune in tomorrow as the D2D crew finds a time machine and ends up at a 70s disco. (That post is now available! Boogie on over by clicking here.)
🎶 Listen to You Really Got a Hold on Me by The Beatles on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/9rokS8Ao4nQ
Readers – Not on Instagram?
That’s okay! I’ll be sharing my Instagram posts daily here on my blogsite AND daily on Facebook at Writer Tracy Brown so you can read them there, too. Make sure you check for a new story every day in February!
What’s This Mean for Door to Door Characters? I’ll be dropping Emily Swift and crew into a story, a scene, a situation, etc. matching the “prompt of the day” from the challenge. Writing prompts include: finding a dead body, having a house party, celebrating New Year’s Eve, bungee jumping, breaking down on a deserted road, getting a first kiss – and much more!
What makes the #RockTheTurvy extra special is that I’ll also be picking a song to go with the scene.
If you ARE on Instagram, make sure you’re following me at https://www.instagram.com/WriterTracyBrown/ to see the posts there! But again, as long as you check out my blog list or my Writer Tracy Brown page every day, you can read all the short stories without Instagram. 🙂