Friday Fictioneers: ‘A sombre note’

25 Jan

I have been absent from Friday Fictioneers for a while now, but thought it was time to get back in the game!  As per usual, the prompt can be found on Rochelle’s blog, and my 100 word story can be found below.

A sombre note.

People who play the piano ‘tickle the ivories.’

Yet, when Grandpa’s fingers waltzed across the keys the music did not laugh.  Instead of a smile splitting a face, the sound was sorrowful, like a soul torn – in turmoil, trampled.

As he played, he spoke softly to himself of a chord, a note, impatience and second chances.

We admired his quiet determination to perfect the piece.

Only later, when Alzheimer’s collapsed and confused time did we learn of the confession that was buried – buried before the body of a girl, a noose around her neck, had been cut from the tree.


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