“Moira, why must you listen to that same song constantly? Can’t you mix it up a little bit?”
Moira stuck her tongue out at her mom in response and then turned the music up louder.
Her mom shook her head and said, “You keep making that face, it will stick one day.” Then she closed the door behind her as she exited into the hall.
Moira hadn’t heard her mom’s warning, the song was much too loud for that, but she knew her mom had said it all the same. It was the game they’d been playing over the last couple of days, ever since she had found the song that resonated within her soul. Her mom didn’t, couldn’t, understand that.
Safely alone in her room again, she bounced off the bed and began dancing around while singing along to the lyrics.
An hour later, Moira’s mom returned to her daughter’s room. She had reached the end of her tolerance for the inane song. “Moira, that’s enough…,” she started, but her daughter’s room was empty.
Frantically, she looked everywhere, and when the closet turned up empty and there was nothing under the bed, and her daughter was nowhere to be found in the rest of the house either, she returned to Moira’s bed and sat down, defeated, worried. Only then did she realize the song was still playing at full blast. She stood up to silence the absurd noise when she noticed something off about it, and yet familiar at the same time.
Listening intently, fulling engaged, she gasped in horror as she realized what had happened. It was Moira’s voice, added to the song, that she had noticed. She had always admonished her daughter about making funny faces, but she had never thought to warn that she might get stuck in the music.
Hooray for silliness! Did any of your parents ever warn you about your face getting stuck if you made funny faces at your siblings?
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STUCK IN THE MUSIC
UNDER THE WALL
BURNED OUT EYES