PHOTO CREDIT - Lauren Moscato
PHOTO CREDIT – Lauren Moscato

We rented the loft above Sweet Lotus, a Chinese food restaurant owned by Kenny and Daisy Wong, our biggest fans in those early days.

Our sound came together in the garage out back, the Wongs supplying endless helpings of food and Tiger Beer. We delivered to Lotus’ customers and played gigs in the restaurant to pay the bills.

Lucas was wasted and casually stepped out the second-story door intent on scoring some weed. He landed hard, but was unscathed. Fucking unbelievable.

We smoked a bong and wrote Step Down that night. It became a huge hit and launched the band’s career.


This has been an installment of the Friday Fictioneers Challenge. If you would like to give the challenge a try, start at Rochelle’s Purple Blog and join the fun.

Here’s the concept: A weekly picture is posted, and the writer is challenged to produce one-hundred (more or less) words of some sort of fiction with a complete plot (beginning, middle and end).

Have fun and happy writing!

5 comments on ““STEP DOWN”

  1. micklively

    Stranger things have happened. Good piece.

  2. I love this, it’s so optimistic, and I can basically feel the friendship of these people. Poor Lucas being the reason for the big hit is an especially nice touch.

  3. He was probably so high he flew!

  4. Another band that won’t survive its first year of excesses…

  5. Francesca Smith

    For all their success, I don’t think they should make it a habit to fall from great heights, or that will happen to their careers.

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