The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Posted on | May 25, 2019 | 1 Comment

by Smitty

“I’ll have another Shirley Temple.”
“You the new hire? You’re not laughing at me for skipping alcohol?”
“No. You’re the customer. I don’t drink, either.”
“Then what are you doing here?”
“Pay’s good, until I get signed. Here’s your drink.”
“What do you play? Here.” Handed him a ten.
“Guitar. Blues. Here’s change.”
“I want to hear you.”
“Park. Tomorrow. Noon. Busking like usual.”
He was. His blues were serviceable.
He was stunned when the bar owner offered him play the evenings gig.
Until she was in the front row and the family resemblance was obvious.
No pressure.

via Darleen


One Response to “Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge”

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