Now or Never

Just shy of his forty-fifth birthday, Dave’s colleagues were shocked when he gave his two weeks’ notice.  His twin daughters were perplexed when their father announced they’d be solely responsible for financing their senior year of college.  He simply shrugged when his wife asked why the mortgage was in arrears. 

Dave offered no response as he loaded up his old pick-up truck.  He drove west, headed to Nashville, chasing his dream.  When both rear tires went flat, Dave grabbed as much as his arms could carry and hitchhiked the rest of the way.  Broke and alone, Dave deposited his belongings on a street corner and pulled out his guitar.

“It’s now or never,” Dave whispered to himself as he began to play, hoping to someday be discovered.

Word count: 127

This is my offering for the 107th Challenge of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Authors hosted by Priceless Joy.  Many thanks to Sunayana MoiPensieve for this week’s prompt.

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14 comments on “Now or Never

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Mid life crisis or genuine talent waiting to be discovered? I hope it’s the latter. Nice one Kay.

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  2. I have to agree with Iain, a mid-life crisis full blown! Great story with a sad undertone!

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  3. Why does this make me think of me and my writing career? 😀 Thankfully, I haven’t abandoned everyone in the pursuit.

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  4. michael1148humphris says:

    You succeeded in painting a clear picture of someone who is determined. I hope he succeeds.

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  5. Hmm! I can imagine a whole lot of artists in this boat, who want to follow their passion but don’t quite know how. Well told. I hope he succeeds and it’s not just a temporary venture.

    Kay, I am leaving a link to my YouTube video in the comments. Thank you for checking it out.

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  6. kdub28 says:

    Sometimes you have to realize that ship has sailed and you weren’t on it. Lol. Love the story.

    Liked by 1 person

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