Friday Fictioneers–4 April 2014

Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers, and to Kent Bonham for providing this week’s photo prompt. My 100-word story follows:

Copyright–Kent Bonham

The Day the Music Died

The neighborhood is quiet now. Joe heard about the boys who played their music every afternoon from his old friend Stan. He decided they must be good for Stan to offer to be their roadie. Stan said he would repay Joe favorably for letting them use his venue.

It warmed Joe’s heart to envision a bustling business again. The occasional school performance was the only action his stage had seen in years. The garage band played its first–and last–gig at the little theater in the one-horse town. It was a real blast. The check was in the mail.

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40 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers–4 April 2014

  1. I applaud you on this one, I don’t see how you got such a nostalgic interesting story out of that photo. Proves how talented you are. ~applause~


  2. Ironic that your story with a song title was next to Larry’s about the Beatles. I think I still know all the words to “American Pie” by heart. Your story reminds me of a recent ad about how many businesses started in a garage.



    1. I like the commercial you refer to, Janet. Everything has a small beginning somewhere. “American Pie” got a lot of airplay; I heard it not too long ago on an oldies station.


  3. There’s lots of unanswered questions, maybe hints, in this one. Is his old friend going to rip him off? I can’t help thinking of ‘Stan’ as only one letter away from ‘Satan’. Is Stan trying to help his friend out, but the talent isn’t very talented? Why is it the first and LAST gig? Lots of food for thought in this story and I’d be interested in reading a sequel. Ann


    1. That’s funny how you saw through Stan, and added the extra “a” to his name. It was a real blast (grumpy old Stan didn’t like the noise in his neighborhood).


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