As you know, I’ve been participating in Friday Fictioneers for the last few weeks and I love it. Not only does it push me to think creatively but it’s also nice to be able to read what other people come up with based on the same photo prompt. If you’re not familiar with how this works or if you’ve never heard of FF, you can find more information on Rochelle’s blog. If you’re interested in reading my most recent FF posts, you can find them here: “708 Fulton” and “Gone“. This week’s photo was taken by Roger Cohen and features two double bass instruments which were the inspiration for my story…
Photo by Roger Cohen
“The Music Keeper”
As a child, Samantha had dreams of becoming a dancer. The ballet was magical and classical music spoke to her soul.
“Too big,” They said.
“Uncoordinated,” They critiqued.
“Never,” They told her.
Feeling crushed, she grabbed a bow and picked up her mother’s string bass. It came from deep within her soul, through her heart, down her arms, and out of her finger tips as she played Concerto in D Major.
She felt empowered. She felt at peace. She closed her eyes and felt the music feed her soul. It was beautiful and it was hers.
She was the music keeper.