"Power Chords" @ Fear and Trembling

Emaciated by time, the hollow-eyed wraith at the cash register drew on his smoldering cigarette and released a ragged cough.

"You play?" he croaked.

I glanced up from the book of guitar chords, a dog-eared paperback with coffee-stained pages, but at forty-nine cents a real pawn shop bargain. "Yeah."

"Bored with the standard crap? Those open chords and whatnot?" He spewed smoke like a dragon in its final throes. "Looking for more advanced stuff, huh."

"Something like that." I hadn't come in here looking for conversation.

"Power Chords" was my Write1Sub1 for Week#31 and my first stab at urban fantasy/horror with spiritual underpinnings and a healthy dose of rock 'n' roll. Let me know what you think.

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