Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Prompt: Polka

The Lion’s Den

"This is it. This guy will bring polka back. He tests great across the target demo, without alienating existing fans. We sign him now, or we let some other label pick him up, and wave at his rocket as he flies to the moon."

"But he’s such a loose cannon. You know we can’t afford another burnout, not now. We sink the resources to break this kid, we’re dead in the water if he doesn’t–"

There’s a dull "clunk," and the importance of the situation fades. Roy and I step out of the urgency simulator; the next customers file in.

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