Drabble Wednesday: Frankie and Joni Do Romance

A belated Valentine with three Frankie and Joni drabbles.

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A Bloody Valentine Carnival

“Come to the Carnival, old chum, come to the Carnival.”

I looked up from replacing a coupler, to see Frankie doing the two step while humming.

“Is that song from your Valentine program?”

“Yeah, it’s the background music. Let me give you a preview.” Frankie grinned, and the room changed to a garish neon carnival scene.

“Um, why is the carnival barker a guy in a black corset and sheer stockings?”

“Oh, that’s Frank. Apparently, someone at Corporate is a fan of old movie vids. There’s also this clown, Pennywise, from the vids and prizes of a doll named Chucky.” 

Flowers for Frankie

“Not again!” 

Frankie’s screech echoed out of the vid room and I nearly spit out my coffee. Poor Fluffernutter the cat and my guinea pig Fluffy took off running, and I wanted to join them. Three days Frankie had been in a mood, wrestling with a program. With a sigh, I went to see what was wrong this time.

He glared at me when I entered. “Why won’t the roses work?”

He stabbed a button, and the program started, a cafe in Paris with rose petals fluttering from the sky. Except it wasn’t flowers.

I stood there, covered in manure.

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Wrong Love Song

“Is the musical number finished for the Romance Extravaganza?” I poked my head into the vid room to check on Frankie’s progress.

“Not quite. The performance is ready but… Here, let me show you.”

Frankie cued up the new holo-program and three ladies with spikey blue hair, dressed in chartreuse overalls and pink crop tops belted out “Let’s Dance Together, Baby, Uh Huh” to a rock opera beat track.

“Looks good to me. What’s the issue?”

“It’s the ending. Watch.”

Frankie tapped a button and the song “It’s Raining Men” blasted out followed by a shower of tiny male dolls.

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