Mudcat Café message #167121 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17207   Message #167121
Posted By: Mbo
23-Jan-00 - 11:25 AM
Thread Name: The Mudcat Juke Joint!
Subject: RE: The Mudcat Juke Joint!
Mbo finished sweeping up the floor, shined up the counters, and removed the money from the till. The jukebox was was just wrapping up playing Donovan's "Catch The Wind"--as the soft sounds of Donovan's guitar faded out Mbo heaved a sigh. He flipped the sign to "Sorry, We're Closed" and locked the door. The Moodies Blues' "Isn't Life Strange?" was still ringing in his head as he made his way slowly down the street.

He concentrated heavily on the doorlatch hanging unconcertingly in the air. The Mudcat sure had been a crazy ride over the past few days. But he was glad he was here, in this place in time. He pulled on the doorlatch--revealing the Trading Post below him, a fair land under a swift sunrise. He mused that even the darkest night must end, and there would be another bright shining dawn for everyone. He looked back one more time at the Juke Joint, so full of memories of the last couple hours....the frosty window....the slow dance....Dusty........
He brushed a tear aside and stepped through the door.