I Don’t Want to be Late

“We can’t leave for the the restaurant until you’ve disposed of all of the ashes in the fireplace,” Zelda said. “How long have I been bugging you about that, Hank?”

“But I’ve reserved a table at the restaurant across from the fairgrounds where the concert is being held,” Hank said. “If we’re fifteen minutes late for our reservation, they’ll give away our table. Then we’ll be late for the start of Aardvarks Utd’s live show. You know I’ve been waiting for months to see them perform.”

“Okay fine,” Zelda said. “We can get it done with a division of labor. You sweep out as much as you can and I’ll vacuum out the rest. I wouldn’t want you to miss a second of your precious Aardvarks.”

Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (ashes), The Daily Spur (fireplace), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (reserved), Ragtag Daily Prompt (concert), My Vivid Blog (aardvark), Word of the Day Challenge (division), and Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge (fairgrounds).

Fandango’s note: When I started thinking about how to respond to these prompts, I decided that The Aardvarks would be a good name for a band. I mean why not? There were The Beatles and The Monkees, right? So The Aardvarks sounded reasonable. After I wrote the post, on a whim I googled “the Aardvarks band” and guess what I found:

Aardvarks United (Utd.) is a band of guys from the Seattle area who deliver a high-energy show that fuses straight-ahead rock sets with funk grooves and disco favorites across several decades.


I even found this video of the band on YouTube:

9 thoughts on “I Don’t Want to be Late

  1. Marleen August 10, 2022 / 4:13 pm

    Very cool!

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  2. SueW August 11, 2022 / 1:05 am

    Excellent, and a super way to link writing and writing and music. Thank you, for linking to us.

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  3. SueW August 11, 2022 / 1:06 am

    Oops! Apologies for doubling up there.

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  4. leigha66 August 14, 2022 / 10:03 pm

    Interesting discovery… they have a nice sound.

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