This week’s prompt at Carrot Ranch (www.carrotranch.com) was to write a story about a rock star in ninety-nine words (no more, and no less). Here is my story:
Rock Star Famous
My son Mark and his friends formed a band called Spike Strip. They rehearsed daily after school their two songs in the run up to the concert planned for Halloween.
During trick-or-treat, they sang and played those songs over and over again as kids came to the door for candy.
The concert was over before I returned from work, but that night Mark and his buddies were rock stars.
So much so that when there wasn’t a concert the following year, many kids asked where the band was, disappointed that they weren’t playing. Apparently, it was a memorable event.
Nancy Brady, 2019
It is funny that today when children are asked what they want to be when they grow up, many of them say that they want to be famous. They don’t name a profession like doctor, teacher, or nurse, but just to be famous.
What that says about our culture, I can’t say for sure, but it is a bit sad that being famous outranks being a productive human being. Alas…
Read all the other 99-word flash fictions at http://www.carrotranch.com, or better yet, write your own.