The following story is being submitted as part of the Friday Fictioneers Contest, where writers are challenged to tell a complete story in 100 words. This week we were given the genre of Historical Fiction and the photo prompt below. As a musician, how could I pass this one up?
Happy Friday, everyone!
Jerry climbed the attic stairs slowly. For old times’ sake. With arthritic fingers, he rummaged through the microphone cords until he found the record he was looking for.
Soon Queen’s voice filled the air. “It was worth it!” the rock-star belted.
The music, the equipment… it all took Jerry back.
His first hit album.
Late nights with the guys.
Drinking away his sorrows as someone offered him “something stronger.” For inspiration, of course.
He spotted a photo scrawled with his autograph. Jerry Lee Lewis.
What had fame brought him? Seven failed marriages. Loneliness.
Queen had it all wrong.
Photo Credit: Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields