It’s day 7 of the #TopsyTurvyTVTour over on Instagram! Yesterday Emily Swift and Tara Parker-Jones strolled the mean streets of Miami as Crockett and Tubbs. Today Emily needs cheering up. Rabbit helps her out with a little nod to Magnum P.I. Here we go…
(This is a derivative work based on the TV program Magnum P.I. No specific episode chosen.)
Emily sat alone in her dressing room pondering the last TV scene. When this new Topsy Turvy spell began, she’d feared it’d be a repeat of last summer – running from place to place and avoiding the Fringe.
But this past week was different. She was having fun with her friends… Until the Miami Vice episode.
Seeing Sebastian threw Emily off her game. The man was violent, unpredictable, and evil. She couldn’t imagine the Instagram Word Charmers – or in particular, T.L. Brown – inviting him to the studio and letting him loose in the new spell. So, how did he get in?
A knock made her jump. Rabbit opened the door and asked through the crack if she was ‘decent.’
“I know you’re a little rattled,” Rabbit began as he entered. “But I want to show you something to cheer you up. It’s priceless. You’ll get so much mileage out of this one.”
Emily stared at Rabbit’s mouth the whole time he spoke. She cleared her throat. “That’s one massive mustache you’ve got there.”
“Wait ‘til you see my car.” He winked and held out his hand. The two headed for the studio’s back lot where a red 1984 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole was parked in the space marked ‘Rabbit.’
“Can I drive?” Emily ran her hand over the front fender.
“Not on your life.” Rabbit raised a dark eyebrow. “But let’s go. The ride’s only half the fun.” The two enjoyed a twisty trip along the island’s coastline before driving through a set of gates leading up to a sprawling estate house.
Rabbit parked and they climbed from the car. “Over here by the guest house.”
Emily rounded the corner to find a dour man wearing tan knee-high socks, a khaki button-down shirt, and matching short trousers – hiked up *just* a bit too high. Two sleek Doberman Pinschers sat at his feet. The expression on his face proved he was not amused.
“OMIGOD!” Emily covered her mouth. “They cast Templeton as Higgins!”
Templeton’s eyes flicked from Emily to Rabbit to his dogs. “Zeus? Apollo? Let’s see how fast a Rabbit can run.”
… Tune in tomorrow as we take a little detour into the weird – and The X-Files! (That post is now available! Click here!)
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 October!
What I’ll be doing: I’ll be dropping Emily Swift and crew into a story, a scene, a situation, etc. matching the “TV show of the day” prompt from this challenge. In those posts you can read about Door to Door Paranormal Mystery Characters trying to make it through shows like: The X-Files, Scooby Doo, Bewitched, Stranger Things, Friends, The Twilight Zone, The Office, Law and Order, Miami Vice, Game of Thrones, The X-Factor – and many more!
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. 🙂