Solid Footing – 100 Word Wednesday

Title: Solid Footing
Source:  100 Word Wednesday: Week 132
Word count: 100 words

Image by Bikurgurl

Mom hated his squeaky saxophone and forbid him from practicing in the house. Banished, he took his show on the road and in the backyard, he pinned sheet music to the clothesline, riffing on bird calls he had a ball.

His teachers took notice, pressured him to perform, propelled him toward stardom and burnout.

Meeting a sax player in a no-name band, and his face betrayed his sorrow for the man.

“Don’t pity me. I love my life and my music. It’s a secret too few learn.”

He realizing he longed to return to his beginnings to rediscover his joy.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

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