This week continues with the story from last week, “Not My Thing,” which will be released as a free short ebook by Evolved Publishing either later this month or early April.
Jeff is a drummer out on his first major tour with his band The Dancing Freemasons, playing small clubs across the Midwest, but he’s come down with a bad case of writer’s (musician’s?) block and can’t get the songs to come out right.
Having just finished his set, he’s trying to chat up a girl he met, while the headliners, Electric Comet, are inside playing.
“You here for the show?” she asks.
“Yeah, I guess you could say that,” he says and smiles a bit, then asks, “Are you a fan of Electric Comet?”
She shrugs and says, “They’re okay. I’ve only heard one or two of their songs.”
His heart increases its usual rate of thuds. “So you’re here to see the Dancing Freemasons?” He could write a song to this beating of his heart; “Girl in the Alley” is what he’ll call it.
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Ah, the glamorous life of a musician. This is painfully realistic, and very well written. :)
Dynamite short and sweet snippet. I’m in the alley right with them listening to the conversation. Girl in the Alley. Next tune. Just like an author-strands of a story come to life.
I love, love, love this snippet! lolol. “Who?” Oh, that is priceless and the perfect response. I need to read this! I’ll be watching for the release. :-)
Ohh noes, shot down! Well, it’s a great snippet, very true to life, although I like your hero and want him to be happy so….can’t wait for more!
I like how they seem to be totally out of phase. She has no clue and he has no clue that she has no clue.
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