A Happy Ending

To understand the idea of this post, look here at the prompt (a photo) for the ‘100 word challenge’ –  complete with explanation – if you haven’t already done so. Then come back.

When we heard about this, my mates said I would be a – what is it you say? – ‘spoilsport!’ – not to join in. So I said yes. But I have a problem. I can’t sing – not very well. On the night, I wondered why I was there.

Then the van came with the musicians and instruments. One guy was missing – sick, someone said. Rolf, my friend, just passed me a violin – he knew I played a bit. “Go on, Yasi” he hissed, “We need you.” And… somehow, I just played. And I was happy then. I – what is it?- ‘forgot myself!’

At the same link (above) you will find a list of all the other entries.

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10 Responses to A Happy Ending

  1. Aaah this is a lovelyh one! Very nicely done.

  2. Alison Green says:

    A really original take on the prompt, well done.

  3. It’s amazing what can be done under pressure, nice take.

  4. ventahl says:

    I played in assembly as a kid and know what thats like. As soon as you become self concious, you make mistakes. Forgetting yourself is key 🙂 Good angle.

  5. Lorely says:

    I love this! It’s so right for the photo – she looks like she isn’t really happy to be there, and you have given the reason and then found the perfect niche for her! Well done

  6. Sally-Jayne says:

    She looked so lonely. I’m glad someone found a way for her to join in!

  7. snagglewordz says:

    I like the contrast from uncomfortable to comfortable and the truth in losing yourself in something you are good at. Nice piece!

  8. buddhafulkat says:

    glad she found a way to join in – great response!

  9. jfb57 says:

    I could find some sympathy with this chap. I’ve been in that situation. Glad it worked out well and that it was good for him – you old softy!!

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