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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Mouse Without A Tail: Part Deux

©July 24, 2010 Art by Anita Rivera, text by Ruben Rivera (except * and **). Characters Mozes and Miss Moussie are original creations of The Dutchess.

Tea Rat: Cheese and crackers! There's a real Blakenrosentauber, a criminal no less? I just made up the disguise to get an audition for Miss Moussie's new show.

Mozes: Miss M., what do you want me to do? I'm guided by you here.

Miss M.: Well...Tea Rat's masquerade was good enough to get him past SMASH, and good acting is, after all, what we're looking for. Also, he has been our most devoted supporter. OK THEN. My dear Tea Rat, I have just the part for you in my show. Mind you, it's only a teeny, tiny part.

Tea Rat: Anything, anything. You won't forget it. I mean, beget it. I mean, you won't regret it.

♪ ♫
..They're gonna put me in the movies. They're gonna make a big star out of me..♪ ♫.*


**♪ ♫..Overture, curtains, lights.
♪ ♫..This is it, you'll hit the heights.
♪ ♫..And oh what heights you'll hit.
♪ ♫..On with the show this it...♪ ♫..**

♪ ♫..Prince Mouse searched over hill and-a-dale,
for to find his Princess most beauteous fair.
♪ ♫..But the evil Duke Badger, O' foul beyond pale,
Kidnapped the fair Princess, her honor to scale.
♪ ♫..Whilst he waylaid our hero and cast him in jail,
maimed cruelly his body, a set him to wail.

♪ ♫..But his love for his lady kept him vim and in hale.
He escaped his tormentor and resu-med his grail.
♪ ♫..Yet, should love ever find them, would love-lone avail?
For he was now and forever a Mouse without a tail..
♪ ♫.

((Cheese and crackers! That's the real Blakenrosentauber, right in the front row. I've got to alert SMASH, but I can't interrupt the show. Whatever do I do? I've got it, I've got it!))
♪ ♫
..Ohh, Mozes of SMASH pay attention with ardor.
The felon you seek's not to port nor to starboard.
He haveth the gall in this theatre to harbor.
Front row center, the rouge Blakenrosentauber.
♪ ♫.

"Oh, oh!"

♪ ♫..But his love for his lady kept him vim and in hale.♪ ♫..

"Oh, Tea Rat, that was a brave thing you did."

♪ ♫..Yet, should love ever find them, would love-lone avail?

"Miss M. whatever are you doing here? Is this heaven?"

♪ ♫...he was now and forever a Mouse without a tail..♪ ♫.

"This is Mozes, coming out with the fugitive Blakenrosentauber. Copy that?"
((That's great, boss. Way to SMASH 'em!))

♪ ♫...he was now and forever a Mouse without a tail..♪ ♫.

Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap...
Clap, clap, clap, clap....
Great surprise ending! Bravo!
Clap, clap, clap, clap....
I can't stop crying! Sniff!
Clap, clap, clap, clap....



*From "Act Naturally," The Beatles (originally by Buck Owens).
**From "Bugs Bunny Overture."


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OMG. I live with Tennessee Williams...whew....this is truly magical mon cher....and to think that we have these kooks sitting in our little theatre, in our room!!!! What is next...

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

BRAVO! Exciting, magical and packed with humor! Love is in the air.. Tea Rat, you are a hopeless romantic..
Over the top illustrations Anita!!
I am on the edge of my seat.. What will happen next... clap.. clap... clap.. clap!!!!!!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh My Goodness Ruben...
You have done it again. I love this Tea Rat adventure. He is such a romatic little guy.

I am clapping clear out here in Phoenix. Can you hear me? Please take a bow.

And Anita darling you must take a curtsey ofcourse. Your illustrations are exquisite as always. You two never disappoint me with your wonderful adventures that you take me on through your wonderful characters. I don't know how you two live with these creatures scurrying about. How can one ever get any sleep?

I pray you are both having a wonderful Sunday. You have certainly made my morning.

Many hugs and much love...Sherry

Jacqueline said...

Did you see Gretta hop off the piano bench and do the cha-cha down the isle? Her hips were swinging and her spines were tweaking...she could hardly contain her glee! This is it, this is it...were on our way to adventures even beyond Nowhere! Excellent writing and excellent entertainment! Thank you to both of you. My life has been enriched knowing the two of you...beyond measure. Love sent~

The Dutchess said...

WOW..Clap clap clap clap clap..I can't stop laughing.:))))))))))).Exelent exelent...clap clap clap clap clap..O I can;t stop clapping..clap clap clap..etc..ENCORE ENCORE..and more......(WE just came home..the weather in the alps was terrible...we will try again maybe next week) So good to come home in Nowhere...xoxo

KarenHarveyCox said...

clap, clap, clap....sheer. Wonderful!

How magical that the two of you create together. Rubin this is wonderful, and Antia these illustrations are just amazing.


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

OH! The music, the music! PERFECT! Bravo!!!

The Dutchess said...

Just had to come back for more.....and I'm singing this tune all day...this is it..

Love the drawings...and Ruben you are a gifted writer..

Patricia Cabrera said...

I am so glad to visit you this morning and delight my self with your sweet story and of course, I love your drawings!! war hugs~

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Ohhh... I feel the magic and joy of sitting for a show again! I adore these as you know from my previous gushing about the stage scenes you do!!! It is magic through and through and you are too! I am really blessed in your creativity and friendship, can't tell you!!!!!! Have a beautiful day! Blessings.

Debi said...

BRAVO!!!!Oh this is just fantastic! Absolutely magical! My applause to the illustrator and the writter. I just have goosebumbps from this show! Can't wait for the next!

Fete et Fleur said...

You two are amazing! This is wonderful!!


PS We had many giggles here over the SMASH.