Modern Music


Benny Gravell decided to walk after the heavy downpour, even though much of the ground was soggy. He’d finally made up his mind to visit a part of town he’d never been to before, the Far Side.

He reached his destination in quick time considering the marshy, boggy and swampy conditions he had to trudge through, although his hide foot coverings protected him from most of the mud.

The cave he wanted to visit was ahead of him – he could see the name of the place etched in stone above the entrance The Six Sentence Café and Bistro – and could hear the club band already playing from inside; standing in the doorway, waiting, was his wife, her dark hair a stark contrast to her white leopard spot dress and matching stone necklace.

“I saw you walking across the bog,” Bonnie smiled as he approached her, “you should’ve walked around the edge like I did, there are lots of stepping stones that way!”

“So, is that them I can hear,” Benny asked, his wife nodding enthusiastically, “imagine… Strike the Dinosaur playing here, of all places!”


A nip back in time for my second post for Six Sentence Stories, where the prompt word this week is ‘Strike’.

29 responses to “Modern Music”

  1. Poetry Fluff avatar

    Love your Flinstonesque take on it! 🙂

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    1. Tom avatar

      Thanks, Tilly! 😀
      Yes, I borrowed a little bit of the Flintstones for this one! 🤣

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      1. Poetry Fluff avatar

        Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery 🙂

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        1. Tom avatar

          I like to flatter well… only this is nothing at all in any way like the original whatsoever; it’s set here in the UK for starters! 🇬🇧 🙂

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  2. Sue Dreamwalker avatar

    Had to chuckle at this one Tom…. The ‘Club’ Band… 🙂 lol…. Also love the new smile logo.. 🙂

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    1. Tom avatar

      Hehehe! The Club Band… yes! 🤣
      Thanks, Sue. As for the smile… I’m growing restless with it again and can feel another change coming on, I’m sure I’ll settle on a more permanent one soon! 🙂

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      1. Sue Dreamwalker avatar

        So long as your smiling Tom, that’s all that matters☺

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        1. Tom avatar

          I’ll see what I can do, Sue! 😉

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  3. Staarlz avatar
    Staarlz

    Oh I love this😄

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    1. Tom avatar

      Thanks, Staarlz. A bit of vintage fun! 🙂

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      1. Staarlz avatar
        Staarlz

        My pleasure.

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  4. Spira avatar

    Just brilliant!!😄
    I guess I can now reveal the name (oh god, another one…nooo) I was known at the time at the SSC&B:
    Nick Cave

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    1. Tom avatar

      Nick Cave! 🤣

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  5. UP avatar
    UP

    thanks for keeping bedrock alife good post

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    1. Tom avatar

      Thanks, UP, it’s set roughly around the same time! 😊

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  6. Frank Hubeny avatar

    So the club was not flooded.

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    1. Tom avatar

      No, there’s steps inside which lead to a higher part of the cave, Frank. Mind you, I don’t think the cast would have been particularly bothered if it was flooded! 🙂

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  7. clark avatar

    “Those successful in finding the Bistro travel all walks of life, culture, ages and gender identification. (Prologue to ‘Tales from the Six Sentence Café & Bistro’)
    (Trying to remember the lyrics to the theme song, rather than google them. This approach is not without a cost, to elbow out limited space for things like ‘Working today,’ ‘Remembering information that directly affects livelihood’)

    Hey! I saw you on the roof of the Café, you were with the tall, thin man and the Sophomore but then stuff happened and everyone went into find-the-most-engaging-narrative mode.

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    1. Tom avatar

      I seem to remember that, Clark. I shall have to back track a little to check it out…

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  8. messymimi's meanderings avatar

    Ah, now what do we cook for our prehistoric guests?

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    1. Tom avatar

      Whatever they ask for, Mimi… we’re here to please! 😄

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  9. europasicewolf avatar

    That was very cool Tom! 😎 A stone age bash it seems!😄

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    1. Tom avatar

      Hehehe… ‘stone age bash’! 😆
      I like travelling to different times.

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      1. europasicewolf avatar

        The Tomansion knows this Tom…it does it’s best to oblige!🙃

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        1. Tom avatar

          It does that, yes! Just wish it would turn the heat down a little now… just a notch!

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          1. europasicewolf avatar

            Me too! But seems like it’s turned it up… right up! Heading for 40°C is excessive even for the Tomansion!🌞🔥🥵

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            1. Tom avatar

              I know… I know… I know! 🔥 🥵 🔥
              I’ve found a cool place in the Mansion, but I don’t think it’s cool really…! 😳😱

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              1. europasicewolf avatar

                You mean in the freezer?🙃🥶😉The one in the Mansion Kitchen by the door 🚪 to the solar storm in the microwave? The Freezer of 1000 Frozen Pillers that acts as the turning point for the axis of the Earth 🌎 and leads into the Fridge of 1000 worlds? (The manual explaining how to control the fridge temperature 🌡 for these 1000 different worlds it’s harbouring on its shelves can be located between the meridian line that runs through the bread 🍞 bin, and the ley lines in the kettle and the coffee maker…oh and some run through the toaster situated amongst the handtowels by the washing machine – that contains M51 – The Whirlpool Galaxy which itself contains a black ⚫️ hole in its centre😊It, M51, that is, also gets a mention, albeit a very tiny one, in my next blog post…😉😅)
                Yes…yes…I think you’ve found a pretty cool place🤣

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                1. Tom avatar

                  That’s the one! 🤣
                  Think I’ll be going back there soon, as well! 😊

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