Title: The Power of Music
Source: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – Week of March 21, 2017
Word count: 150 words
Oliver’s first love was music. His hands played beauty, carried emotions, connected him with others who recognized his joy. He was alive when he played.
Convinced this love was fleeting, seeing only harm in his devotion, his parents encouraged him to find love elsewhere. To look towards a love to sustain him for his entire life. A love allowing him to provide for a wife, a family, enabling him to have the finer things in life and retire in comfort.
To please his parents, he sacrificed, denied his love, took her as his mistress. Clandestine meetings, stolen moments, whispered promises of someday, made when no one could hear. Publicly, he followed the money, intent on keeping his promises.
The money came at a price. A blackmail he no longer wished to pay. He confessed his love, embraced his true love, the one that would sustain him for his entire life.
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer