It’s day 9 of the #TopsyTurvyTVTour over on Instagram! Yesterday Emily Swift found herself in an awkward position as an FBI agent. Today we find out which Door to Door characters have hidden talents! Here we go…
(This is a derivative work based on the TV program The X Factor.)
“What’s going on with this one?” Emily asked Anne and Tara as they waited backstage. “There’s no script.”
“It’s a talent show,” Tara replied. “This is the one with Simon Cowell.”
Emily muttered something about THAT being a good role for Templeton. “Where are the others?”
“Five minutes, ladies.” Rabbit hurried by, putting a hand to his ear as he listened to his headphones.
“I guess I could sing.” Emily shrugged.
“NO!” Anne and Tara answered.
Lucie joined them, wearing a flowing, deep blue skirt with a side-slit ending just below her right hip. Fringe dangled from the asymmetric hemline and sequins sparkled across her fitted sleeveless top. Her thick hair was pulled into a chignon at the nape of her neck. Lucie bent her knee to the side, examining the 3-inch heels. She gestured to her outfit. “Do we know what this is about?”
“Ms. Bellerose?” A female Rabbit carrying a clipboard touched her arm. “It’s time.”
“For what?” Lucie frowned as she was led toward the stage. She looked back over her shoulder at the others, her eyes now wide.
A spotlight drifted down over Lucie as she walked across the dark stage, her heels echoing in the silence. A moment later, another light appeared and cast its glow over a waiting Templeton. His outfit was simple: a black button-down shirt and black trousers. Their spotlights blended as she met him at center stage, stepping close. A sultry beat rose, the guitar laying a lazy rhythm across the instrumental. Templeton put a hand on one of Lucie’s curvy hips.
“Holy hell!” Emily’s mouth popped open. “What is this?”
“The Rumba,” Anne replied.
“Sexy,” Tara shivered.
Templeton’s hands confidently guided Lucie across the stage as they danced – spinning her, dipping her, and brushing against her. Emily could see tendrils of his powerful energy swirling around her friend. As the routine ended, Templeton slid the back of his fingers down Lucie’s raised bare arm. Again, his hand found her hip. The two held their final pose as the spotlights faded to black.
… Tune in tomorrow as things get a little bit witchy. 😉 (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. 🙂