And the Night Screamed Lila. It’s a Café 6.

*intermittent pounding on metal door*

Who the hell is it and why should I care?” Denise rolled to the right of the king size mattress, toes dangling over the side like fluorescent fish lures.

Light pushed past her eyelids like drunk bikers at a Taylor Swift concert, years of working in the dimly lit environment of bars and nightclubs, the Bar Tender of the Six Sentence Café & Bistro found her phone by touch, let in the dial sized disk of light, “2:15?!..what the….who the hell is pounding on my door in the middle of the night?!”

Wake your sorry ass up and let me in!” (the pounding on the door continued, ham-on-wood mixed with knuckles on door frame)

Moonlight bounced off the wood flooring as if it’d been sifted through a 1970’s disco ball, Denise opened the door to Loft 7, the space behind it which, given the hour was supposed to be empty and dark, was abundantly full of a wild haired woman with an LED smile over motorcycle tail light eyes. “Got a visa, hopped a Concorde; I’m here ‘cuz I know you need me; a little back up never hurts, now step outta my way.”

Editor’s Note: while Christina has a most fabulous voice, some may be “offended” by the music vid. Watch at your own risk of enjoyment.

33 thoughts on “And the Night Screamed Lila. It’s a Café 6.

  1. Cassa Bassa January 7, 2023 / 1:38 am

    I wonder how the night (early morning I should say) unfolded??? Did Denise go for a ride?

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  2. Spira January 7, 2023 / 4:06 am

    A back up arriving with a motorcycle in the middle of the night should always be welcomed…cuz not all who wander are lost!
    Denise The Bar Tender is movin’!!

    Double thumbs up for the music video, too👍👍
    Though, I could swear that as Denise was closing the door of Loft 7 behind her, the song playing was :
    《When I walk away you say “damn, that Bar Tender is legendary”!😎

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge January 7, 2023 / 3:39 pm

      You nailed that one, Nick!

      Glad you enjoyed. I’ve always loved her voice. Many of her early vids are so much fun!

      Ya know, I believe you just may have heard that one 😎

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      • Spira January 7, 2023 / 7:17 pm

        Now, why did I think your back up from France arrived with a motorcycle, when that was only a metaphor…beats me!
        I guess I miss mine and I see her everywhere😁
        Still, somehow, whataretheoddsofthathappenning: I nailed that one.

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  3. The Sicilian Storyteller January 7, 2023 / 8:32 am

    Nicely done, Denise. Surprising use of the word ‘visa’; I like that! I really liked this because it’s a great write and I so love the open-ended stories the best.

    My husband also like this because:
    #1 – you mentioned fluorescent fishing lures (he has about 65 freshly painted ones drying in the basements as we speak)
    #2 – Taylor Swift from his midlife crisis crush days and
    #3 – a Christina Aguilera video – see #2

    Excellent ink, girl! 😎

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge January 7, 2023 / 3:46 pm

      Thank you, Nancy. So glad you enjoyed!

      How fun is that?! Damn, I don’t believe I’ve ever referenced fishing lures, let alone fluorescent ones. Can’t tell you why they popped in my head other than being in a state of exhaustion, lol

      Thanks again, Nancy and tell your husband thank you!

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    • Spira January 7, 2023 / 3:17 pm

      It will probably play, Nicole, if you open the post on your browser. If it won’t…it is Dirrty by Christina Aguilera.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge January 7, 2023 / 3:51 pm

      Thank you, Nicole.
      Aw. Hopefully Nick’s suggestion worked and if not plug in Dirrty Official HD vid at YouTube.

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  4. Frank Hubeny January 7, 2023 / 7:03 pm

    Nice description “of a wild haired woman with an LED smile over motorcycle tail light eyes”. It makes me wonder why she’s really there and what she plans to do.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge January 7, 2023 / 9:14 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it Frank. One of my favorites too.
      Yeah, not certain what is up with the visit.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge January 7, 2023 / 9:18 pm

      It appears one may be on the horizon. Excellent. Love your snacks.

      Thank you, Mimi.


  5. Liz H January 8, 2023 / 6:41 am

    I’m kinda stuck on the image of toes like fluorescent fishing lures.
    So, how were they biting, anyhow?
    Such a vivid Six!

    Liked by 1 person

    • GirlieOnTheEdge January 8, 2023 / 9:52 am

      Alright!, lol
      Image in my mind – sitting on the side of the bed, feet not quite touching the floor. Who am I to question the gods of imagination, Liz 😆

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  6. D. Avery @shiftnshake January 8, 2023 / 7:20 pm

    That back up seems dangerous.
    And yeah, what Liz said; don’t be sittin by the dock on the bay danglin yer toes in the water. Also dangerous.

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  7. dorahak January 8, 2023 / 9:27 pm

    They seem like soulmates: wonder what “backup” she’s about to deliver? Obviously something needed. I absolutely reveled in the descriptions rendered here, Denise. Vivid and dramatic all at once!

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge January 9, 2023 / 6:46 am

      Not sure about soulmates, but certainly the best of friends.
      It’s more like a 6th sense. When our friends “sense” something is up and show up just in case 😉
      Thank you, Dora!

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