After the long tour, we headed to Frank’s home in the Middle Torch Key. He wanted to take Art to the music store in town, and I told them to go.
“You sure you’ll be okay flyin’ solo, Katy?” a concerned Art inquired.
“Yes, Uncle Art,” I reassured him. “This is why Frank hired me.”
Art smiled and handed me a big plastic bucket full of building blocks.
“Jimmy likes to tinker,” he told me.
The Real Cie
The Pegman flash stories are usually 150 words. I cut this one in half to accommodate the "tinker" prompt, which I liked for this bit.
Jimmy Sundown is a Team Netherworld WIP based on an idea by team member Nikki Lee. Katy Vincent is a young travel nurse with a troubled past who is hired by Frank Michaels, a millennial blues revivalist, to care for his ailing great-uncle Jimmy.
Fraternal twin brothers Arthur and James Gibson were big on the Florida blues-rock scene during the latter part of the 20th century. Jimmy's health problems forced them into retirement after the turn of the century.
Katy is honored to care for a legend from a musical genre which she loves but deeply saddened to watch a brilliant mind being erased by a devastating illness.