All is not Lost

Friday Fictioneer!

Every week, we get a chance to write a 100-word story about the photo prompt shared by Rochelle. This week, the photo is provided by Rochelle herself. Check more takes on the prompt why clicking here.

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He put it all in one corner. Trying to keep all of them in front of his eyes as if they’ll run away if he didn’t. His prized possessions.

He clapped twice. Nothing. Snapped his finger once. Nothing.

The reality sunk in. He’ll never be able to hear himself play again. The accident took everything from him. His music. His escape.

He sat down on the floor and picked up his guitar. Tears were streaming down his eyes.

But then, he struck the chord. The vibrations from the guitar reached every bone of his body. For now, he’ll live.


(99 Words)

27 thoughts on “All is not Lost

  1. Interesting that substitution of senses. And hopeful

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    1. I just wanted to show that the ability to hear is not the only way to connect with the music you love. Thanks for reading, Neil.

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      1. Yes, that came through

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  2. Touching story. Your character reminds me of Beethoven who couldn’t hear the beautiful music he created but could feel the vibration.

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    1. I was too thinking of him while writing this. Thank you so much for reading and your kind comment.

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  3. Lovely piece of hope at the end. All is not lost.

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    1. I had two ending in mind. The other one not so hopeful. But I went with this instead. Glad you liked it😊

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  4. Lovely, there is still hope for him.

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    1. And when there’s hope, there’s a way. Thanks for reading😊

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  5. I always prefer a hopeful outlook to the difficulties a disability can bring. Close a door, open a window.

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    1. Then I am glad I wrote this one. Thanks for reading😊

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  6. Good vibrations 🙂

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    1. The ones that heal the wounds. 😀

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  7. That was lovely… yep… If Beethoven could… so could he!

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  8. Some hear music, other feel it. A delightful piece.

    Click to read my FriFic tale

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  9. I hope he can get the same fulfilment through the vibrations and imagination as Beethoven did

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    1. I hope so too. For many, music is their one and only true love.

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  10. Your story made me realize that it is the vibration (of different kind) is at the core of this universe and as well as human body. Very well done.

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  11. Very hopeful. Great read.

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  12. Powerful story! Very well done.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  13. Dear Shivam,

    Poignant and uplifting story. Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle! I was going to end it on a darker note. But then I looked at my previous entries and thought to change the pattern for this one😅

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  14. Made me think of Evelyn Glennie, the percussionist. Her biograph on line begins “there is more to music than just sound waves hitting the ears”. I really like your choice to end with optimism.

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    1. Thanks @jillyfunnel. What she said makes an amazing quote.

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