Song, for One

I changed my name
You changed your mind…

Linzee squinted at the spotlights. Rows of apathetic audience saw only themselves in her mirrored lenses.

I should’ve listened
When you weren’t kind…

They were philistines, all of them. Uncultured. Uncaring. Still, better than him.

You think I’m all alone;
You think I’m yours to own!

Someone perked up. Another. Linzee strummed the crescendo to the chorus, sunglasses sparking in the rudimentary stage lights.

I shouldn’t’ve told you anything
Except where to shove that ring!

It didn’t matter. Tonight was hers; hers and those few who knew exactly what she sung.

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Rock on, Charli, over at Carrot Ranch. (Not that Charli is Linzee, but that both keep rocking life.)

August 1, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a rock star. You can feature a central character or write about the feeling like a rock star. Go where the prompt leads!

Respond by August 6, 2019. Use the comment section below to share, read, and be social. You may leave a link, pingback, or story in the comments. If you want to be published in the weekly collection, please use the form.  Rules & Guidelines.

 

©2019 Chelsea Owens

20 thoughts on “Song, for One

    • Chelsea Owens August 5, 2019 / 7:36 am

      Hey, you’re right! 🙂 I guess it only takes me two years of practicing 99 word stories.

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  1. Norah August 5, 2019 / 4:29 am

    I love the way you’ve written this response, Chelsea, alternating her lyrics with her thoughts. It’s very clever. Are you sure it’s only 99 words? 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jules August 7, 2019 / 5:41 am

    Oooh…reminds me of what I did to one beau’s pre-engagement ring…
    I just gave it back. Let him think that another ring I’d actually found was from was from another…
    Things work out sometimes later than sooner.

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  3. Charli Mills August 7, 2019 / 5:44 pm

    Well done! You got the rock star, her audience and her lyrics all entwined to make a complex weave.

    Liked by 1 person

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