Strings – 100 words for Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © Björn Rudberg

PHOTO PROMPT © Björn Rudberg

‘Such a shame.’

Joan didn’t look sorry. If anything, her eyes shone as she put her hand to the side of her mouth. I don’t know why she bothered, none of the others had arrived.

‘Flo told me he waited by the carousel for more than three hours. Imagine. All of those people disappointed, all that money to return.’

‘Couldn’t he borrow one?’

‘He’s a diva! Went off on a rant by all accounts. No one’s seen him since.’ Joan licked her lips and withdrew her treasure from its case. ‘Guess who’s been promoted?’

Why did I suspect foul play?

Thank you to Rochelle at She organises the Friday Fictioneers. Authors write a piece of 100 word fiction, prose or poetry based on a photo prompt and exchange comments on their work.  If you are a writer of short fiction, join us and see where your imagination takes you.




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6 responses to “Strings – 100 words for Friday Fictioneers

  1. Great take and one I considered but ended off in a different direction. Losing or breaking an instrument just before the concert must be the ultimate heartache, but someone will always profit from these crises.

  2. Thanks for the comments. It’s always great fun doing these stories and I love taking a look at what other writers produce.

  3. Yes there is always a competition to be first violin isn’t it?

  4. Humph! Ways and means of getting to the top! Great take on the prompt.
    xx Rowena

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