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07 March 2019 @ 01:34 am
The taxi they were in suddenly was stopped by a mass of people.  “Sorry gents it will be a while before we can move.”

 “What’s going on?”  Napoleon asked

“You gents must be visiting.  It the Barkus Parade.”  The driver explained.

“And what is a Barkus Parade,”  Illya asked the driver.

The Barkus is like no other Mardi Gras parades.  It’s a parade for dogs.  Each dog is dressed up and paraded through the streets of the French Quarter with their humans acting as their escorts.   You never saw anything like this gent.”

Napoleon pulled out some bills and handed them to the driver.   “Come on Illya.  This I must see.”

“I will meet you at the hotel afterward.”

“I know we’re on an assignment, but this is Mardi Gras, and I’d like to enjoy all of it,”  Napoleon said opening the door and stepping out.

“I will meet you at the hotel,” Illya repeated through clenched teeth.

One look at his partner’s face and Napoleon quickly agreed.  As Napoleon headed toward the crowd, he understood something had happened in the past to Illya.  Later he knew Illya would explain if he wanted to, but knowing the Russian, nothing would change his mind when he dug in.
07 March 2019 @ 08:01 am

A Is For Are You Outta Your Mind?

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Originally known as The Young Rascals, this group had many hits back in the day.  This month, I've selected two of their lesser known songs that I think will lend themselves nicely to our challenge.  Your choices are "My Hawaii" and "A Ray of Hope."  Click on the titles to read the lyrics.

The challenge rules are easy: Write a story, minimally 500 words with no maximum, using one choice as the inspiration for it.  If you are really inspired, write one for each choice!  Section VII is a gen and gen - mature site; however, if your muse takes you in het or slash territory, not to worry.  Het can be posted in the mfu_maproom community while slash can be posted in the uncle_du_jour community.  Posting will begin Thursday, March 21st.  Please use the tag "song story."

Happy writing!
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Illya continued to follow after his partner after Napoleon decided to head back to their hotel to drop off his newest expensive acquisition of a pair of alligator shoes.

Kuryakin wasn’t in a very good mood after having to shell out the cash to pay for said shoes since his partner had his wallet stolen.

As they worked their way through the crowds of Mardi Gras revelers they encountered yet another parade, this one was run by the Mystic Krewe of Barkus, and it was making Illya a bit nervous.

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Napoleon and Illya stood on the sidewalk and watched as one of the strangest parades of Mardi Gras passed them. Solo was quite entertained by the sight of dozens of dogs from the Krewe of Barkus, all decked out in costumes, and was quite charmed by some of them. It was unbelievable just how diverse the different costumes were. Kuryakin, on the other hand, was not so keen on the parade, and had positioned himself slightly behind his partner. He had a long-held fear and distrust of dogs.

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