It’s time for Friday Fictioneers, when writers from around the world post 100-word stories based on a photo prompt provided on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog. This week’s photo is by Roger Bultot. Thank you, Roger!
I hope you enjoy the musical tie-in this week!
by Jan Brown
A crash of lightning got us out of bed.
Derek pushed past me, knocking me down the stairs as he rushed outside.
I had planned to break up with him last night, but my resolve melted when he sang me a love song. No accompaniment–just the low, sexy baritone that always makes me forget his cruelty.
In the pre-dawn light, we saw Derek’s car, crushed by a fallen tree. A badly mangled guitar case poked out of the window like a broken wing.
He wept, but not because I was hurt. He had lost his cherished Les Paul guitar.
Here’s a bit of music trivia for your enjoyment: Eric Clapton gave George Harrison a vintage Les Paul guitar, which Harrison dubbed “Lucy,” when the Beatles were working on the White Album. A month later, Harrison invited Clapton to play lead guitar for the studio recording of While My Guitar Gently Weeps, and Clapton recorded the track using Lucy. Hope you enjoy the song!