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Blogophilia 27.4 Topic: “The Walls Have Ears”

“Far out!” The musicians were stamping their feet and hollering, “Bravo!” Myke had never seen anything like it in his career in music. Most studio musicians were just there to make a buck, and to have affected them to this degree… Well, he looked over at the rest of the quartet, and he could sense they all had the same feelings of being choked up.

“Ruggi? What do you say?” Sallon called out to the recording tech.

“Roxy-ical. Totally Roxy-ical. This is a wrap, no further editing. Nada. It is ready to hit the airwaves, Sallacious One.” Ruggi set down his headphones with a dreamy look.
Nobody could recall Ruggi saying Roxy-ical for anything short of Roxy Music hits. This was going to be huge. Two months ago, Lainey had played her original violin concerto of Peter and Wolf medleys to Myke, and he was entranced. He had a feeling that it was time to get the Cutting Edge Quartet together again and sing Russian folk songs to accompany it.

The other members rearranged their busy schedules and Tyler even managed to book them to play at the New Kiev town auction so they could have a live audience reaction. Donna was wiping a tear and just beaming as she hugged Myke, “This has been wonderful, I knew from the rehearsals that we’d be good. But I never imagined us to be this awesome.”

Tyler and Sallon just laughed, and Tyler said, “It is not just the singers, let’s hear it for the composer and arranger, Lainey!” She stood up and took a bow.

“RUN! AXE MURDERER!” One of the residents of New Kiev was screaming. The villagers were fleeing to their cottages, slamming doors and shuttering the windows.

“Tyler, the Vega!” Donna yelled as their producer, David, put the Vega in gear and started off down the rutted path that served as Main Street. Tyler started running to cut off the driver, without the Vega they were stranded. Donna’s Miata was only a two-seater, and red to boot. “Ouch!” He called out as he tripped in the long grass. “Stay back! I think this is the victim.”

Tyler checked for a pulse, but with all the blood, he knew it was hopeless. “It looks more like a knife wound. Wait, here is a scythe.” He picked up and waved a bloody scythe. “I think this is the murder weapon.”

“Put it down for CSI.” Sallon called out.

“No way, we need it for defense. Can anyone call out?” They all checked for signal strength bars. New Kiev lay in a wooded hollow, deep in Ohio hill country and it was hopeless to use a cellphone. Tyler gave out a frustrated sigh and just shook his head.

“Okay, then. The village doesn’t have electricity. We had to bring a generator to run the recording equipment. I doubt they have phones. Let’s form up on the Miata.” Myke said as he picked up a couple of rocks. “We can have two or three people squeeze in the Miata, the rest sit on the hood or trunk. We’ll get out of this just fine. Keep a sharp lookout.”

“Leave the equipment?” Ruggi squirmed and set down a keyboard. “Do we have time to cache it?”

“Look, the villagers are back outside. What are they doing?” Lainey pointed and called out. “They have pitchforks, and torches. And they have blocked off our route.”

“It’s Tyler, they see him with the scythe. They think he is the murder!”

Tyler took in the scene at a glance and veered off to lead the mob away from his friends. If he could make it to a ridge, they’d have a shot at making a cell call out and getting help.

“Over here!” It was David, calling out from deeper in the woods. Tyler looked back, the mob was gaining on him, he had no choice but to continue on. “In here, I have the Vega stashed in this cave.”

“Damn it! We needed the car back in the village.” Tyler was livid.

“No, this place is a setup, Man. I saw AK47s, grenades… these people have invaded us.”

“Red Dawn scenario?” Tyler caught his breath and looked around. “Is this place safe? The walls have ears?” David nodded no, but shrugged. Tyler peered out the cave, and started humming quietly to himself, “no more Mr. Nice Guy…” Then he pulled a knife, the Cutting Edge Quartet was going to show these invaders… a Red Dawn.

Blogophilia 27.4 Topic: “The Walls Have Ears”

Bonus Points:

(Hard, 2pts): use a phrase from
one of David II’s blogs ~ Tyler gave out a frustrated sigh and just shook his head. – Hazy Shades in Winter 25.4

(Easy, 1pt): use an Alice Cooper song title – No More Mr. Nice Guy

Final date to post: September 6th,
2011 GMT midnight

Final date to post ALL GUESSES:
September 3rd, 2011 GMT midnight

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Categories: Blogophilia
  1. Liam
    August 30, 2011 at 10:48 am

    great post

  2. August 30, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    bravo well written, I so enjoy your bits that include the blogpohilia group. I miss writing with you guys. First???

  3. Sue
    August 31, 2011 at 11:26 am
  4. Sue
    August 31, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Why should I settle for an egg? When I can have the whold bird

    As to the story – food has been scarce this year

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