For Darksculptures

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Samantha knew it was all wrong when the lights came up and the music started. She looked down at the microphone in her hand and sang the first line of the song barely audible. When she hit the chorus she started to get into it and really feel the rhythm. Her friends hid their faces and Samantha could have kicked herself for having that fifth shot of tequila. Sure it’s all fun and games until someone gets on stage and starts singing Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ in a honky-tonk karaoke bar. Now she had to really own the music. She picked it up an octave and started shaking her hips to the beat of the song. With a wink she pointed to her friends and sang directly to them. Perfect payback for the triple-dog-dare Kara had given her.

When she hit the final note the bar went wild, the crowd jumped to their feet and screamed, “More, more!” Samantha giggled and stepped down off the stage looking for her sixth shot of tequila.

(Today was my first day back to work after two weeks vacation. I haven’t slept in two nights and I have a sick kid. If it weren’t for this writing prompt I wouldn’t have any thing to post. Thanks, DS, for the inspiration!)

13 thoughts on “For Darksculptures

  • Hmmm. I might have to lurk around here more often.

  • aww..I’m completely humbled. But, in all honestly they are only great writing prompts if someone like you comes along and turns them in to a humorous and entertaining story like this one.

    Sad to say, I’ve had a few drinks at a few karaoke bars in my lifetime. But I don’t remember the crowd cheering when I left the stage.

    Thanks for making good use of my prompt. I was wishful someone may find a little inspiration from it.

  • ::stands and cheers::

    You guys are a great inspiration this morning. Thanks! (No, I’m NOT picking up the microphone….been there, done that….)

  • kathanink

    This was fun! Great descriptives…

    BTW, I hope you and your child are feeling better soon!

  • I have never dared such a thing. It would only break glass or burst eardrums I’m sure. I love you all too much to put you through my singing. My daughter was in the shower singing over her blasting music when I wrote this.
    DS provided the writing prompt my daughter gave me the karaoke idea.

  • You’re a winner.

  • Y’all are good liars. I just read this back and it’s really bad. 🙂
    I shouldn’t post on my blog when I’ve only had three hours of sleep.

    • I thought it was funny!

      Wait to you read my Samantha story.. You will probably tell me I should have let it sit for a while longer.

      The dialogue tags are aweful and the beats are off. (Your favorite peave.)

      Of course if the horrid writing doesn’t distract from the story too much, it will make you cry.

  • I haven’t read it yet. I’m trying to cook dinner and surf the net at the same time. I want to read your Samantha story when I can focus and enjoy–and apparently cry. 🙂

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