New month, new story. This time I’m pulling from a short story, “Not My Thing,” that’ll be released free from Evolved Publishing sometime in the near future.
Jeff is a drummer out on his first major tour, 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.
In this excerpt, he’s just played a set and is in an alley outside the venue, where he meets a local woman.
He nods at her and says, “S’up.”
“Hey,” she says as she stares straight ahead, as if aware she shouldn’t be talking to strange guys in dark alleys.
“Want a light?”
Still staring ahead, she says, “I don’t smoke.”
She turns her head slightly, probably sizing him up. “But you offered me a light.”
“Then it’s a good thing you didn’t accept.”
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