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Songs Day 4: The Tubes!

7 Sep

I knew well the music and some of the lyrics of “She’s a Beauty” by The Tubes just by virtue of being a kid in the 1980’s. I had never actually listened to the song with any attention, so I was surprised to discover that this is not a love song. Ha! Far from it. The shorty it inspired has the same attitude as the song, I think, making this story the first in my week of prompt songs that feels connected in any way to its inspiration.


Working Title: Every Minute
1st Sentence: I said I’d never live in this goddamn town and I meant it.
Favorite Sentence: Not six years later he slid off a bridge in an ice storm and just like that I’m Mrs. Ford Dealership.
Word Length: 334


Photo by Pnicholaspate, August 2011.