Here’s this week’s post from Julia’s place. The words “the notes from the piano,” need to be included in a 100 word story. Enjoy.
“Look at this, Jones,” said Captain Micks.
“Huh. Can’t believe it survived.”
“I know. You’d think when this whole place came down it would have been crushed.” Jones stepped forward and struck a chord, the notes from the piano were crisp and clean. The sound resonated off of the skeletal structures and permeated the vacant rubble strewn avenue.
“Don’t do that again,” Warned the Captain.
“Sorry, I didn’t think it would work.”
“Yeah well, that curiosity could get you killed.”
“You think we’ll hear music like that again?”
Captain Micks sighed.
“Not sure. Maybe someday.”
10 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge From Julia’s Place – A World Without Music”
Very well done. You have managed to take your reader into deep places in these few words.
I appreciate the generous comment. Thank you for stopping in and posting some encouragement!
That was a good story. Was it a gig from “Disaster Area” maybe? (It’s a reference to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the universe)
No it is not, wow very cool connection though. I was thinking more WWII,Germany, and the aftermath. But that adds a new layer of story. Thanks for the comment Bjorn!
I thought of WWII as I read it. I think you captured the scene very well.
Very interesting. I was instantly in another place. Well done!
Thanks for reading Alicia!
I really like the unexpected setting you use for this story, and the tension the two characters are dealing with. Could be any place, any war – what matters is that in their world, beauty is danger.
Sharon, glad you picked that up. Beauty can be danger. That was one thought going through my mind at the time.