This post is written for Friday Fictioneers. The challenge is to write a complete story with a beginning, middle, and end in 100 words or less. My story follows the picture prompt below.

It is their finished product. It gleams with excitement. Roger had tuned his guitar an hour earlier. John’s trumpet and French horn were waiting. The drums were taking a rest before Keith pounded them into submission. Dave had his piano ready to take directions from his flying fingers.

Now the seats are all empty. The last of the folding chairs are in place. This is the quiet before the storm. The lights will come up to welcome another show. Be it Detroit or Chicago who knows.

Having been some time in preparation a good time is guaranteed for all.

14 thoughts on “Roadies

  1. granonine January 17, 2021 / 9:41 am

    You describe that anticipation before a show extremely well 🙂

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  2. Dale January 16, 2021 / 9:52 pm

    Of course, now I have Jackson Browne playing on a loop in my head.
    Lovely write, Danny.

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  3. draliman January 16, 2021 / 12:53 am

    The people behind the scenes who make the stars look good.

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  4. msjadeli January 15, 2021 / 9:21 pm

    Who would the stars be without their roadies! Good story, Danny.

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  5. elmowrites January 14, 2021 / 2:14 pm

    As a former backstage techie, I share their relief in knowing everything is set and ready.

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  6. Dora January 14, 2021 / 1:50 pm

    Eloquent description of the moment before it all begins, a silent anticipation.

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  7. Sandra January 14, 2021 / 5:20 am

    Nothing more satisfying than knowing you’ve done all you can, and everything is planned, prepared and rehearsed.

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