Historical Irony

“I do not understand this noise your friend Zefram enjoys,” said T’Liis.  Something about a “Magic Carpet Ride” emanated from the jukebox.

“He calls it ‘music.’” Lily Sloane looked at Cochrane passed out nearby.  “Zef’s music isn’t my style.”  She pushed two buttons and kicked the jukebox in the side.

The guitar wailing stopped abruptly, replaced by the plaintive voice of a woman.

“This is not unpleasant.  You call these musicians ‘bands’?”

“This band’s called ‘T’Pau.’  ‘Heart and Soul’ is my favorite song.”

T’Liis arched an eyebrow.  “‘T’Pau.’  A fitting name for a daughter.”

Lily shrugged.  “If you say so.”

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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