Welcome to Thursday. Welcome to Micro Bookends 1.20. I don’t know about you but this wintry weather puts me in the mood for a bit of good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll.
Blueberry Hill was written in 1940 by Vincent Rose (music), Larry Stock and Al Lewis (lyrics). It was (in)famously sung by Vladimir Putin at a charity concert, and has been released countless times by artists such as Glenn Miller, Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong and – my personal favourite – Fats Domino.
Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr., who celebrates his 87th birthday today, has had 35 top 40 hits, including Ain’t That A Shame and I’m Walkin’. Blueberry Hill remained number 2 on the Billboard for three weeks and was his biggest hit. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. In August 2005 Domino chose to remain at his New Orleans home when Hurricane Katrina hit. His home was flooded and rumours circulated that he had died. He released the Alive and Kickin’ album in early 2006 to prove otherwise.
Three cheers for The Fat Man with this weeks photo prompt:
Judging this week’s contest is me!
A story of between 90 and 110 words starting with BLUEBERRY and ending with HILL and incorporating the photo prompt.
Anyone, but especially you!
Why not! Because it’s fun. Because it’s a challenge. Because the winner will receive their own winner’s page, their story on the winning stories list, a ‘who is the the author’ feature to be posted next week, entry into the ‘Micro Bookend of the Year’ competition, and a copy of this year’s winning stories compilation.
Now! Get your entry in BEFORE 5:00 am Friday (UK time: http://time.is/London).
Post your story in the comments section. Include the word count and your Twitter username (if you’re Twitterized). Don’t forget to read the full rules before submitting your story.
Please give your story a title. It will not be included in the word count.
Please try to leave comments on a couple of other stories. It’s all part of the fun, and everyone likes feedback!
Remember, only stories that use the bookends exactly as supplied (punctuation is allowed) will be eligible to win.