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TITLE (EDIT)
Guitar Man
DESCRIPTION
A wonderful short story about Willie and his flattop guitar.
[485 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Fan Fiction
AUTHOR
Brian J Hankins
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[June 2007]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (4)
A Man Named Joe (Short Stories) One man's wasted life as an alcoholic and the impact it had on his son. [2,532 words] [Popular Fiction]
A Trip To Grandmothers House (Short Stories) A cute story for the whole family. [1,017 words] [Fan Fiction]
Child Predator (Short Stories) Please don't read this if you are easily offended by harse laungage, or obsenities towards mankind. [738 words]
They Live Within Me (Poetry) Caution...may scare you!!!! Or get you to thinking [137 words]
Guitar Man
Brian J Hankins


Willie sat upon the porch, late one spring night; I watched Willie and listened to the music he played on his guitar for several hours. With every strum of a chord, and every note played, the neighborhood became alive with people listening to the music fill the air. His music sounded like an orchestra that filled the evening from an open air concert.
It was a night like no other. His melodies were played with a master’s touch. His ability to make the guitar come alive with a voice of its own amazed all that listened. The voice Willie gave his guitar was the voice of the south, the voice of pain and sorrow, the voice of the blues. At times it comforted me like the soft whisper of my mother telling me everything was going to be alright, and at others it felt like my father scolding me for something I had done wrong. Never the less, his music plucked an emotional string that electrified my very soul.
His old flat top fender guitar looked as if it had seen better times. It was beaten and tattered, scratched and scuffed, but its sound was like an aged wine, mellow and smooth. It looked like it had seen as many miles as Willie, and was hanging around to see the finish line, which didn’t appear so far away from the pretentious way the old man chugged the bottle of wine that sat at his feet while he played his instrument.
I was impressed with the crowd he drew but not surprised by the sounds he created on his guitar. Willie had told me stories of playing in “the old days,” so It was obvious he had been playing guitar for a long time. The people came out of their houses and gathered around the porch to hear the melodies Willie played on his flat top. It was a night to remember, a night that would not soon be forgotten. It was the night that old flat top guitar went to guitar heaven.
Willie got so drunk from the wine he was sipping that when he had finished his rendition of Amazing Grace, which he always ended his set with, he stood up and tripped with his guitar in his hand. When he hit the ground the neck of the guitar caught the banister and broke completely off. Willie lay there in amazement and hardly moved at all. All you could hear was a few moans coming from the old man as the crowd stood quiet. I ran over to Willie to ask him if he was ok and he turned to see the destruction that had fallen upon his old friend. He stood up and dusted off his old trousers and reached for his guitar that lay broken in two pieces, he picked it up, sat down in his chair, and began to cry.



      

 

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