The Guitarist #5

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After they finished their coffee, Vince and Johnny hopped in Vince’s car and drove to Johnny’s house. Their drummer, Randy, was standing outside the garage, which was being used as a practice space.

“Where the hell have you guys been?” Randy said, in his big, booming voice.

Randy was tall with a thick midsection. He almost resembled the drums he played. He had long, wild, brown hair. His beard was thick and covered his face. His brown eyes shone with a youthful exuberance.

He was a hard-hitting drummer, in the same vein as John Bonham or Keith Moon. Unfortunately, he also had their drinking habits. Luckily, he held his alcohol well. He was always reliable, even when he was stone-cold drunk.

“We were getting some coffee.” Vince answered.

“Where’s Jared?” Johnny asked. Jared was their bassist.

“He’s on his way.” Randy replied.

Johnny walked past him and opened the garage.

“All right, guys, let’s get set up!” he said, with that impish glint in his eye.

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  1. Avatar kaellinn18

    This is a nice continuation with your story. My one recommendation would be to remove the phrase “Randy was a heavy drinker” and replace it with something like “luckily” or “fortunately.” The reader is able to infer that he is a heavy drinker from the previous sentence, and spelling it out just makes it feel repetitive. Keep up the good work!

  2. Avatar Charlie K

    Thanks! John Bonham was the drummer for Led Zeppelin; he died from alcohol poisoning. Keith Moon was the drummer for The Who; he overdosed on horse tranquilizers and beer.

  3. Avatar Charlie K

    Thanks, kaellinn! It does flow better with luckily.

  4. Avatar Catherine

    You get five pencils just for mentioning The Who. I agree with everyone else! Keep up the good work!

  5. Avatar Charlie K

    Thanks! You must be a fan of The Who?

  6. Avatar Wednesday [PJ] ((LoA))

    I’m a fan of Doctor Who? hehe
    I’m loving this series. keep it up.

  7. Avatar Charlie K

    I like Doctor Who, but they don’t show it that much in America. :/

  8. Avatar Catherine

    A fan of The Who? Me? Where did you get that idea haha.

  9. Avatar Charlie K

    Just a hunch haha

  10. Avatar jcain

    Very nice there boss! Can I be a roadie?

  11. Avatar Charlie K

    Maybe, if they ever get roadies!

  12. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    There is a lot of impish glinting going on.. :)
    but not much else.. let’s go!

  13. Avatar Mr.Gabriel

    I don’t watch Doctor Who and I don’t know any of the drummers or people mentioned here.

    On a brighter note, I like the character’s individuality and like how the story is moving along.

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