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February 15, 2015
Posted at 7:34 pm

This week on Adam and the Ants:

I was having a pleasant, if somewhat surreal dream that featured an ice cream truck driving the halls at school. The students were laughing and enjoying Rocket Pops and Push-ups as they roamed from class to class, but they all carried stacks of sticks and leaves instead of books. Gradually, though, the festive atmosphere dissipated. The hallway became uncomfortably warm, and the students' icy treats began melting in their hands. The ice cream truck's mirthful song turned dissonant and out of tune. One by one the students dropped their sweets as grins and giggles turned to wide-eyed masks of fear. Some began to run erratically up and down the halls, ducking in and out of classrooms.

A copper-haired girl in a blue and white cheerleader's uniform shuffled past me, mumbling "Danger... Save the babies... Danger... Save the babies..." Others nearby took up the mantra, and soon every student was chanting in unison.

"Danger. Save the babies. Danger. Save the babies."

I'm very excited about this week's chapter. It's actually the first part of the story that I wrote. I'm going to be bouncing up and down in my seat all week, sitting on my hands to stop myself from putting too much information out too soon!

This week's song is Out of Time by Stone Temple Pilots. The Adam and the Ants 'soundtrack' is available for free listening on Spotify at