Madelyn passed after a lifetime together and Alfred’s grief threatened to devour him.
Josh’s father abandoned them. He and his mother were forced to sell nearly everything, including his beloved piano, and move away from all he knew.
Alfred sold the house and their belongings, but he couldn’t bear to part with Madelyn’s piano. He tucked it away in a storage unit one floor below his compact apartment.
Suitcases emptied, Josh hauled them to the gloomy basement storage space.
Staring numbly out the window, Alfred began to sway to the familiar soothing tones of Madelyn’s piano brought back to life.
This story is my contribution to “Friday Fictioneers,” a weekly challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields. With the help of a photo prompt to inspire, we’re to write a 100-word story. The photo this week was taken by J Hardy Carroll.
If you would like to join in with this encouraging group of writers or read their stories from this week, visit HERE.