‘Hey, sis. Who’s strangling the cat?’
‘I got her one for her birthday. Decorated it like her old one.’
‘Did she recognise it?’
‘She recognises less and less. She probably won’t recognise you.’
‘You remember how she used to play?’
‘Every night, while we were going to sleep.’
‘Bach, wasn’t it? Her favourite.’
‘The Chaconne from Sonata No. 2 in D minor.’
‘That’s the one.’
‘I put it on for her every night. Wish we’d stuck with our lessons.’
The old woman in the corner smiled at them, blankly. She picked up the violin. Her children stared as Bach’s music filled their hearts once more.
Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
Click to go to YouTube and hear Bach’s The Chaconne from Sonata No. 2 in D minor.
To read more stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.
‘The State Trilogy’ and ‘The Barra Boy’ available now. A chance this week to pop into some Waterstones bookstores around Glasgow and see The Barra Boy’ out in the world.
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