The Interlude

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photo copyright Roger Cohen

George and Trevor are on holiday. Having a break. A musical rest.

Recent weeks have been tough as careless owners carted them to venues. They rattled, not quite nestled into worn linings with flattened cushioning.

Trevor picked up extra scratches when Jamie, a 14 year old prodigy without an ounce of love in his adolescent body (unless you count his feelings for Missy, the second-row violinist), dragged him across the stage.

Trevor held the ‘D’ tight until it pinged. Ten minutes delay; sweet revenge. Mr Jones’ baton tapped furiously. Jamie delivered a splintering belly kick.

So much for the season of good will.

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS ARE A GROUP OF WRITERS WHO WEEKLY SHARE THEIR ORIGINAL FLASH FICTION BASED ON A PHOTO PROMPT. IT IS ORGANISED BY ROCHELLE AT WORDPRESS AND THE LINKS TO THIS WEEK’S OFFERINGS CAN BE VIEWED, AS ALWAYS, ON HER WEBSITE.

http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/11-january-2013

STOP BY AND HAVE A LOOK. MAYBE HAVE A GO AT WRITING YOUR OWN.

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28 responses to “The Interlude

  1. Poor Trevor! And I guess George will have to rattle around in that case all alone now?

  2. That child needs a clip round the ear! Nice one Lindy, loved it.

    • Hi Sandra Thanks for the comment. Yes he reminded me of some of the rather spoilt children who went to school with my children. I have spent many hours listening to squeaky strings.

  3. Loved the names of the instruments. I thought the line about the cases was great imagery. Fun story.

  4. Dear Lindsay,
    Cute story. “without an ounce of love…” loved that sentence.
    shalom
    Rochelle

  5. No sympathy for people that abuse musical instruments. Books and instruments are sacred. 🙂 I like how you tell it from the instruments’ point of view. It takes a mental shift after the first paragraph.

  6. Great little story. I love ‘A musical rest’. So many opportunity for musical references in this one.

  7. Poor guy, but I love how you have his desire for revenge causing him further harm in the end – so true in life! Very well done.

  8. Flippin’ kids eh! I loved the line about not an ounce of love in his body. Well done 🙂

  9. Yup! SO much for the season of good will. Happens every time. Good job on the story!

  10. Kicking an instrument is unforgivable, I can see the next step, when on of the strings “accidentally” lashes against his acne face.

  11. Poor Trevor. Stuck in such a position as to teach Jamie a lesson. He appears to be a resistant pupil. But I have faith that Trevor will win this battle of strong wills, and respect will be earned – eventually. The hard way, of course.

  12. great story. Love instruments coming to life and exacting revenge.

  13. Dear Lindy,

    Great characterization of a teen with tunnel vision. in the end we die, but the instrument linger on a while and have second chances. Let’s hope things get better.

    Aloha,

    Doug

  14. Thanks for your comment Doug. Eagerly awaiting this week’s photo to get the creative flow going.

  15. belly kick. well done.

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