Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Prose/Fiction)

(Late this afternoon we went walking.  As we walked past one of the homes, I could hear a recording of Elvis singing Are You Lonesome Tonight coming from an open window…so I wrote this in my head and hurried home with it…)

It was a regular early evening walk when suddenly the silence was broken by the sound of Elvis singing.   Are You Lonesome Tonight drifted from an open window and across the lawn and onto the sidewalk where I was walking.

It was an Autumn evening just after sundown. I was finishing up my walk and passing by the old Thornton house. The sound of Elvis singing Are You Lonesome Tonight was still drifting from an open window. Then the sound of a single gun shot floated across the lawn and onto the sidewalk where I was walking.

Later there were emergency vehicles and yellow crime tape circled round the old Thornton house. Are You Lonesome Tonight was still breaking the evening’s silence. As nights go, it was a long night.

Ellespeth

3 thoughts on “Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Prose/Fiction)

    • One of my favorites as well…this was a staple song in our home – between me and Elvis and my mom and Sinatra 😛 Thanks for dropping by and for reading and for your kind comment..
      Ellespeth

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