Sunday, January 03, 2010

New Year's Resolution 7

I crawled from the pod, electrodes knotted round my seared naked flesh like string on a flashy bottle of sherry. Pain like I’d never known consumed me — pain I didn’t want, never wanted. Pain that nobody would ever want, and if they did, wouldn’t like when they got it.

Flames licked at my heels, fumes swam in the smoke, and my inflatable Evil Editor mobile popped overhead as if the man himself had been lanced by an overeager knight transported from Camelot by a time machine while battling a ferocious dragon.

Ten. Yards. To the exit. Would I make it?

Behind me, the pod exploded — KA-BOOM!

I leapt to my feet — KA-BOOM!

With a vaudeville turn, I grabbed my cane and tap-danced across the lab.

Ka-boom ka-boom ka-boom!
Ka-boom ka-boom-di-boom!

A shimmy, a string of taps — ka-boom-di-boom-di-boom!

Then music, a big band, lights; the roar of the crowd, an inferno.

That’s when I made up my mind.

No more gene splicing experiments involving gay Broadway dance troupes...

--Whirlochre

6 comments:

Sarah Laurenson said...

LOL

Halfway through the first sentence - this has got to be Whirl. You are so very distinct and so very funny.

fairyhedgehog said...

I so have to have that resolution as one of mine for this year.

Robin S. said...

Ha! Whirl honey - you have your own voice, and it's killer good.
Killer good, I say.

I grinned all the way through- maybe because it always surprises me, how well the visuals of your crazy tumult scene-word come shining through, and then the bang up ending...No more gene splicing experiments involving gay Broadway dance troupes... ...

Insta-classic, baby.

_*Rachel*_ said...

Somehow I think I can keep your resolution with very few problems....

Dave F. said...

"Gay Broadway Dance Troups"

Have you ever see "Naked Boys Singing?" If you haven't you should.

This is quite a trip, a funny one too.

thepopeofbeers said...

With a vaudeville turn, I grabbed my cane and tap-danced across the lab.

I LOVE that line.