Happy Saturday! It’s been a great week here. My kids’ school participated in the local competition for the National High School Musical Theater Awards and walked away with multiple honors, including Outstanding Musical Production. Four of the high school students were selected to compete for a shot at the national competition in June.
On a much smaller scale, I’m still plugging away at my various projects. My paragraph above may give away a clue about why so much of what I write is music and/or arts-driven. I’m continuing to snip from Nightsong this week, part of my Notes from Boston series in which the performing arts feature heavily. Last time, EMTs Izzy and Val were sent to pick up a dinosaur skeleton. Here, they’re on the way. With no other emergencies to worry about, Val’s got the radio on. The song referred to here is central to the plot of the first book in the series. 6 (very short) paragraphs, mainly dialog, instead of 6 sentences.
Some song with a guy singing about what sounded like a hell of a blowjob came on. Izzy glanced at Val, who shrugged.
“What are you listening to?” he asked.
“It’s like an off-brand Top Forty.” She snickered. “They used to play this one on Christian radio, but now it’s a mainstream hit because it’s definitely not about the Good Lord.”
“I can hear the lyrics. Did you just say this was on Jesus Radio?”
Val laughed harder. “Yes! It was popular in the spring. Pretty sure no one had a clue.”
“Oh, I’m pretty sure they did.”
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