100 Word Fiction – Sunglasses at Night

An unusually cool Texas night saw the lining of tents along the street corner.  One in particular caught his eye.  He ran to The Sunglasses Tent and plopped down the money for a pair of Raybands.  “Who do I look like, Bob?”

“Roy Orbison, who else?  Ain’t Ray Charles. You’re not blind, either.”   Bob looked at his Timex.  “We’d better hurry!”

Running to the side of the outdoor stage, Bob tossed him his guitar.  “Knock ’em dead, man!”

The announcer approached the mic, quieted the audience with a gesture.  “And now, ladies and gentlemen, here he is, Mister Roy Orbison.”

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16 Responses to 100 Word Fiction – Sunglasses at Night

  1. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Kent,

    You come highly recommended to the Friday Fictioneer’s party. Welcome aboard. I am a huge fan of Roy’s and I love the way you conjured him up out of the night.



    • wmqcolby says:

      HI, Doug!
      Nice to meet you at last!
      I’m a music appreciator (of all kinds) and, when it comes to playing music, yeah. You can have someone in mind for that particular mood or time. Then again … Roy Orbison? Like one of my co-workers said, “Roy’s good ANY time.”
      Thanks for your nice comments!


  2. Well done, Sal,
    Hope to see another installment from you.

  3. Terry Thompson says:

    What a fun story. Thank you for sharing.

  4. tedstrutz says:

    Nice post… clever take on the photo, one of the greatest shades wearers of all time… loved his Black and White session.

  5. That was a different angle than any I’ve read from this prompt. Liked it a lot, and although he wasn’t one of my favorite musicians, he did have a style like no other and I enjoyed his contribution to…. was it Travelling Wilburies? I know he stood on his own, but this is where I remember him most.

  6. wmqcolby says:

    That was a fantastic group. Thanks, Madison also for this site! You really pioneered something.

  7. brudberg says:

    Ha a unique twist, very good sir.

  8. Linda says:

    What a neat way to start and finish the story – and it’s a great ‘twist’ if you don’t mind the pun – thanks for stopping by mine a couple of weeks ago too 🙂

  9. Russell says:

    I always loved Roy Orbison. The man had an outstanding vocal range. I once heard he could hit seven octaves, although I don’t know if it’s true. Welcome to Friday Fictioneers. Sorry about the delay getting to your story, I’ve been on vacation for about 10 days.

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