‘Frog Out!’: The Crustacean Symphony Orchestra Play Pop

The ‘pop’ concert was fab till they fired the centipede n frog cannon into the night air, and soft parts rained silently down onto the crowd.

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As they fell, the frogments and centipedals formed into musical notes, striking the people’s faces in an oddly melodic series of splatters.

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Enlivened by the spectacle of musical body parts smacking into their fans’ upturned faces, the ‘pop’ group began imitating the ‘tune’.

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This in turn sent the audience into a strange frenzy: they began ripping each other’s ears off and flinging them into the pulsating air.

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The ears seemed to hang in the air before falling heavily onto other heads, where they would instantly graft as though they’d always grown there.

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Through these new ears, people could hear music from other worlds: worlds covered in carpets, or stuffed into socks – crazy, unvarnished music!

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One of the ‘musicians’ picked up an ear that had landed on stage, and nibbled on it, then began to play a tune as if it were scored in moondust.

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Soon everybody was playing or hearing something different from everyone else, but somehow it all fitted together. Then the crabs arrived…

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‘Look at your hands, dude!’ whispered the ‘guitarist’, and each ‘musician’ saw their hands were frog bodies and centipede fingers, playing away.

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Crabs rushed up their legs and seized control of muscles and nerves, pinching and tweaking till the music began to come together for the climax.

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Meanwhile the audience were ripping each other’s limbs off and sticking them wherever, wearing kidneys on their faces, lungs as slippers.

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From outside the arena, mummies and daddies waiting to pick up the ‘pop’ fans had watched as a luminescent cloud of insects and amphibians rose.

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When it descended, the parents heard only a grinding note, as if of massive teeth, and delirious screaming. They got out of their cars and ran.

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Strange amalgams of their young shambled forth, multi-limbed, with inverted torsos, very few viable as individuals: they had mutant kids!

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