It was all the guy’s dreams to be the next guitar god, the next rock star, the next featured cover on the Rolling Stone Magazine. I was no exception. I wanted the fame and fortune, and yes, the girls.

I saved my allowance money, bought a second-hand guitar, and practiced. That got me invited to be a member of a hopeful garage band. We had a few gigs around town, had some local fame, but then it died down; we went our separate ways.

In college, I majored in art and music. The entertainment industry still called to me. I wonder what happened to those guys from high school? Did they follow their dreams, become famous? I don’t know, but I’ve met thousands of rock stars who did find that elusive dream.

I enjoy what I do. I may have never become famous for my guitar or voice, but my talents are in demand now. I’m famous in my own way. I design album covers. The burning guitar is my latest piece.


© 2016 BS

(word count = 174)

This was written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) the week of March 1, 2016

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18 responses »

  1. This is great Weena! I love how he is now a “rock star” of rock star album cover designs! His dreams came true but in a different way. Love it!! Welcome to the Flash Fiction of Aspiring Writers Challenge! Hope you get as addicted to it as the rest of us are. 😀 😀

  2. I love the direction you took for this! And I love the message you included in the story as well. Sometimes our dreams change, but what’s important is that we’re happy with what we’re doing. Fantastic story!

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