Band aid

(100-word flash fiction)

She was hooked the very first time. The music pulsated through her, crackling, drumbeating, laughing, dancing, exploding, just as surely as any drug. How could she resist when adventure called?

Dan, the stable guy, was soon dispatched.

Thirty years later, here they are, quietly sipping tea.

“You wrote a book, I hear.” He breaks a long silence.

She knows he hasn’t read it, but lets it pass.

“You didn’t marry, Dan? What about the kids and family life you wanted?”

“You have five.”

“The stars, they never wanted their kids to carry their name. I gave them yours, Dan Jones.”

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Groupies were also called ‘band aids’

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Thanks Rochelle for hosting another excellent episode of the Friday Fictioneers 🙂

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37 comments on “Band aid

  1. In essence, she threw Dan over for the life of a groupie? Life decisions are such that you won’t know the impact until years later. Nice story, Joy.

  2. One wonders about the paternity of at least #1 … though, there’s more to a father than seed … If it wasn’t what it was meant to be, perhaps it turned out as it needed to be.

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