[9] Open Mic

Tre rapped about his life. Paul plucked guitar strings, telling a different version of the same tale. After the open mic closed for the night, Tre and Paul swapped stories at the bar, connecting over their shared fates: both orphans, both dropouts, both directionless until they found meaning through music.

Published by Justin Deming

I live and teach in the Hudson Valley region of New York. I have an amazing wife, a beautiful daughter, and a son on the way. My fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Emerge Literary Journal, Fifty-Word Stories, Flash Fiction Magazine, Free Flash Fiction, Spelk, and elsewhere.

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