Ideabird 2/24/14

His father was a world famous musician and poet, and at 17 had released an album that changed rock music forever. Even people who didn’t like the music, had heard of the man. But the father was manic-depressive, and killed himself when his son was little. The boy grew up in his father’s shadow, burdened by his last name, and expectations to follow in his fathers’ steps. As the son’s 17th birthday approached, he felt crushed by the expectations on him.

Bonus idea: the dad’s body was never found, or he was declared dead in a foreign country under mysterious circumstances.

© Tony Jonick 2013