Holding On – Friday Fictioneers

Title: Holding On
Source:  Friday Fictioneers sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple
Word count: 100 words

PHOTO PROMPT © Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Sal collected things people threw away, a trait his daughter, Cecilia, hated. Sal’s workshop was overflowing with his treasures.

One day, a piano appeared in the shop.

“What are you going to do with this?” Cecilia asked.

“It holds life.”

Cecilia looked at him and shook her head.

“Wait, you’ll see,” Sal promised.

Sal pulled the piano apart, selling the ivory and ebony keys, veneer, strings, anything of value until only the carcass remained.

“Papa, this is garbage,” Cecilia said.

“It holds life.”

The next morning the piano carcass sat outside the shop, planted with her favorite flowers. Cecilia smiled.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

32 thoughts on “Holding On – Friday Fictioneers

  1. You tell that story nicely, Jo. I like the interaction between your characters. Both have different perspectives on life, and you show us how their apparently conflicting points of view are reconciled. Good work!

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