The Ragtag Daily Prompt today is GLARE, and this response is just like these girls who grab a word and fly away with it.
“Way down in London airport in hanger number five–”
My sister Jane glared at me. “Will you quit!”
“What’s wrong with singing a little tune?”
“Bits and pieces of that song have been popping our of your mouth all afternoon.”
“I guess I have an ear worm.”
“Well flush it out once! What brought this on anyway?”
“I got it at the mall this morning. This old lady was standing beside me when a girl with purple hair walked by. The old lady shook her head and said, ‘Forever more!’ The song Biplane Evermore popped into my head and has been stirring around ever since.”
“You’re sounding like a broken record. Replace it with another song – something current. That’s so old!”
“I resolved to change my tune but before long I was heartily singing, “And as he rose into the storm the big jets hung their wings, and wished—”
“That you’d sing something else,” Jane yelled, giving me another glare. “Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly…”
“Speaking of being so old, I read once that song is from the Thirties,” I told her. “It expressed a melancholic longing for things to get back to where they were before the economic crash and the drought. But I guess it was followed shortly by ‘Brother can you spare me a dime?’ since things were out of kilter for ten years. ”
“The Big Rock Candy Mountain came in there somewhere, too.”
Which started us both off. “Rocky Mountain High in Colorado…”
Hopscotching from tune to tune, Jane and I can sing in bits and snatches for hours.