Afflicted with writers’ brain…. more commonly known as an overactive imagination.
Like the Emmy Award winning episode of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ giving the musical treatment to a genre that you don’t typically associate bursting out in song with – amongst beheading demons and avoiding the pointy end of wooden stakes. I was wondering what some of my favourite books would be like if re-vamped with show tunes.
Twilight, The Mortal Instruments, The Hunger Games, Divergent, even some of the contemporaries; The Fault in Our Stars, Flat Out Love, Mara Dyer, and well, Will Grayson sort of already was… there are so many scenes where bursting out into song would appear camp, or just wrong. I was chortling to myself while in the waiting room to visit the dentist.
Trying to avoid the stares from others seating nearby at my spontaneous outbursts of laughter I couldn’t help picturing other real life situations, like say your at the Gynaecologists and the doctor breaks into song…
I wish my news was nice
But in fact my dear…
You have an infestation of pubic lice!
Or even better you are out walking your dog and he decides to take a crap… and a duet ensues!
This is so embarrassing
Look at me poo
Here comes a cute boy jogging
….. poo ….
Not so entertaining
Morbid and disgusting
Vulnerable and compromising
I really should get moving
But my dogs’ bowls are evacuating
Do something distracting
The cute boy is smiling
It’s squishy and it’s smelling
There’s no way of telling
If that boy thinks I’m amusing
With my dog who is pooping
Why o why is this happening
The cute boy is passing
I FINISHED MY POOOOOOOO! … Oh, a bee!
I could go on and on… I was in that waiting room for an hour – do you know how many situations you can dream up in that time?
Keep laughing, keep writing…
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