TMT: Dealer's Choice

TMT: Dealer's Choice
November 5, 2013 12 Comments Writing Stephanie Ayers

I am so procrastinating on writing NaNo today and haven’t even been out to vote yet. Instead I slept in as long as I possibly could (until the youngest child woke)  and play around as long as I can on the computer before stressing myself out over producing 1700 words in my story today. Never mind that I am way ahead or that most of what I’ve done has already been written. I will get to it, but first I must get some songs out of my head. Here’s my mixtape for you today.

Since I saw Dealer’s Choice, there’s one song that’s been stuck in my head since, and set the premise for this mixtape. Add that to my husband teasing me about returning to our honeymoon location for our next anniversary in March and, well, I guess you could say I’ve got gambling on my mind….

I don’t watch many of the old Westerns, but the more modern ones always have someone gambling in the saloon. So many movies to choose from, I had to fall back on my favorite, Maverick, for the next tune…

Bad luck often sends men running, and as a result, they become outlaws. Some of the sexiest men are outlaws. One in particular comes to mind…

And once he’s on the run, his existence can become pretty lonely, floating from hotel to hotel, saloon to saloon. In fact, it could be enough to make anyone turn…

Always running, never settling down, just always…

Eventually their luck runs out and someone catches up to them.

Which leads me to the last track on the tape. No matter what, those gambling outlaws always, always manage to go out in a…

And that is another Twisted Mixtape Tuesday!

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Stephanie Ayers A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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  1. 12 Comments

    Kir Piccini

    SAM, that was my favorite. Plus I like all those songs. Told like the perfect little story.
    now go get to those 2,000 words that you need to write today. πŸ™‚

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      SAM

      I just noticed it left one out when it originally posted. For shame. Toby keith is back now, though. This one was fun. Now off to NaNo…

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        Kir Piccini

        I like Toby Keith too. πŸ™‚

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    Jen

    Can I say BRILLIANT! I love it. It’s funny that The Gambler came up twice, because I purposely didn’t say Anything Goes, because last time 4 people used the song Anything Goes, so I always use the phrase Dealer’s Choice at my house, I know, odd. And I figured I’d do it here not even thinking of the implications! HOWEVER, I love how your brain took this. The epitome of a mixtape this is. THANK YOU!

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      SAM

      Aw, shucks! Thanks.

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    Rich Rumple

    Now I know where the mysterious SAM resides! Let’s see, country and Bon Jovi … I’m guessing a girl of the late 70’s & 80’s in middle America … maybe mid Southern. (I obviously haven’t looked to see if you have a bio, lol) Toby just released an album last week. I liked him before the Dixie Chicks incident. (I know, it’s controversial either way you look at it.) I guess I just looked at him and the general attitude of Country Music as bullying them for exercising their constitutional rights. Tom Petty and the Eagles here too! Very cool! Well done, Sam!

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      SAM

      Hmmmm. Not quite, Rich. I was born in the very early 70s yet am a creature of the 80s and early 90s. I’m south of the Mason-Dixon Line, yet not sure my state would truly be considered southern. As for Toby, I like the Dixie Chicks more than him, but this mix wasn’t complete without him. πŸ˜‰

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    cynkingfeeling

    I would have approached this week’s tape completely differently had I seen the phrase “dealer’s choice” instead of “free for all.” I love where the phrase took you.

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      SAM

      Thanks! It was a pleasant surprise here, too.

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    Jean

    THIS WAS AWESOME! I love how you took the theme!

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      SAM

      Thanks! It was fun!

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    Cary Mendoza

    I watch a lot of video during the day, because sometimes when I’m writing something, I need to remind myself of the exact lyrics of a Hoodoo Gurus song, and then I’m going down a lyric video rabbit hole and clicking β€œplay” left, right and center. And that means I watch a lot of 5- and 15 second pre roll commercials before the video starts.

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