Rock Star – Friday Fictioneers

AnElephantCant claim to be musical
He sounds like a gruff goat with a very sore throat
You cover your ears
Be reduced to tears
When he tries to hit a high note

Once again it is Friday Fictioneer time.
Presented weekly by rock ‘n’ roll Rochelle, please follow this link for some rhythmic writing by philharmonic fablers.
But first pause to read some off-key atrocity from AnElephant.
The idea is to write a very short story, circa 100 words, based on this picture prompt (below).
That’s it.

Copyright – Björn Rudberg

Copyright – Björn Rudberg

Rock Star

He stands outside the café, wondering if he can afford a meal.
Hey, aren’t you Vincent? Used to be a rock star?
I still am, he lies, I am just resting.
I’m a songwriter, I have a song that is made for you!
Twenty minutes later he knows he is on his way back.
The song is perfect for him.
But he is beginning to resent this man who wants to use him, he could easily have written this song himself.
He smiles his famous smile.
Walk with me, my friend, the cliff path is beautiful this time of night.

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless.
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26 Responses to Rock Star – Friday Fictioneers

  1. I love how that last line twists and identifies your character.


  2. Dee says:

    So, he could easily have written the song himself – but he didn’t. Wonder if there is any justice on the clifftop?


  3. Apparently a rock star can’t be trusted– Anything to avoid royalties! :-p


  4. elappleby says:

    What a git! the man gives him a hit song and he walks him off a cliff? This really made me laugh. Cleverly done 😀


  5. What Jessie said! Great combo in so few words.


  6. Oh snap! He must really like being famous 🙂


  7. Oh nooo! Not the cliff path! Going from a washed up rock star to a murderer in a single night- what a quick turn of events! Exciting story, Elephant!


  8. That will make quick work of dealing with those pesky lawsuits before they arise from plagiarizing. Nip it early. What a rock star. Great twist ending! I love your witty intros each week too.


  9. Jan Brown says:

    Oh, no, an evil musician??? Say it ain’t so!!!


  10. Indira says:

    How honest An elephant is. Nice story with a nice twist.


  11. wmqcolby says:

    Hee-hee!!! My attitude would be the same way to those ungrateful wretches. Well-done, Elephant.


  12. The poor victim didn’t account for the vanity of rock stars and the lengths they would go to 😉


  13. I think this guy has gone mentally over the edge. I hope his intended victim realizes what’s happening. Good story and well written.


  14. Nice twist but what a nasty, plagiarizing guy!



  15. Dear Elephant,

    I’ve heard it said that originality’s the art of concealing your source. It appears that Vincent is taking this saying to a new level. 😉 Love your intro verse




  16. RoSy says:

    And – that’s why he will be a one hit wonder…


  17. What a self-centered creep! Well done.


  18. emmylgant says:

    Wait a minute…. I know that guy…. I think. 😉
    Un episode dans une longue serie je suis sure… Excellent comme d’ab.


  19. subroto says:

    The story of a rock star
    It started as a lark
    Then the tale got dark
    AnElephantCant hits a high mark


  20. Al says:

    oops there goes another rubber tree plant 😉

    Excellent story


  21. faithsfire says:

    Oh, love the last line… how cruel…good, but cruel! Love it! 🙂


  22. Horus says:

    The night suddenly turned darker… guess, anelephantcant resist the temptation –

    btw, I loved the poem at the top ! 😀


  23. Ooh stolen lyrics and a murder! I love this concept. Agatha Christie eat your heart out.


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