Chicago’s Senior Idol Winner, 2008
Hello and welcome to another flash fiction story, where in exactly 100 words, I’ll pull you into a story. This one’s for Friday Fictioneers 15 January 2021.
The Photo Writing Prompt
Photo description for my blind and visually impaired readers: This is a stage, dimly lit, with sound equipment on it.
This story is based on the September, 2008 Chicago Senior Idol competition, which my amazing dad won in the vocal category
The Story: Chicago’s Senior Idol Winner, 2008
Ron strode onto the stage to take his position at the microphone in the Chicago Senior Idol competition. Several hundred audience members, including his competition and judges, applauded.
Decades ago, he emceed at Mangum Chateau seven nights a week. His daughter grew up backstage and inherited his gift of improvisational humor. Now, he imagined her amongst the crowd, sending him love, wishing for him to win.
While singing “Unchained Melody,” he sent happiness and good will to everyone. He threw himself into his performance, adding expansive gestures and well-honed showmanship to his performance.
He became that year’s Chicago Senior Idol.
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Ronda Del Boccio
Award-winning author, photographer, and artist
About Ronda Del Boccio
Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her from doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda’s books on Amazon at Amazon..com/author/rondadelboccio.