Friday Fictioneers – A Remnant of Grandeur.

PHOTO PROMPT © Anshu Bhojnagarwala

 

Walking down the street, the Piano merchant stopped and stared appalled.

A grand piano stood there, looking forlorn and in danger of falling apart. Someone had filled it with soil and various plants, mainly daisies and lavender.

It broke his heart to see this once impressive instrument that must have produced fine music, invoking a wonderful spirit of harmony and beauty, reduced to being a plant pot.

Moving closer, he saw above the keys what he knew would be there, the name ‘Erard’. It was on a Piano such as this that the great Beethoven and Liszt once played.

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This story was written for the Friday Fictioneers Challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. If you’d like to take part, please click on the link below to see her post:

15 March 2019

I have also incorporated the following word prompts:

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/03/14/three-things-challenge-pl29/

Today’s prompt: merchant, danger, lavender

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/03/15/harmony-2/

 

Multiple Word Prompt Short Story – The Price of War.

The intergalactic war raged on. Society was crumbling and desperate times lead to desperate measures.

On one ancient and obscure planet, it’s Supreme Council gathered to discuss ways of ending the war.

They voted to use the doomsday device.

Consisting of every nuclear weapon available, they launched the missiles at the adjacent galaxy, aiming at its central sun.

The impact triggered an enormous supernova that destroyed every planet in their enemy’s galaxy. In this one act, they had brought peace but at a terrible cost.

The Victors were unaware of the danger as the heat from the expanding supernova engulfed them, like a burning effigy to their foolishness. That ancient planet called Earth was destroyed.

Only moments later, the sound of that explosion reached them, but there was no one left to hear it.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 07/November/2018

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/11/07/effigy/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/11/07/your-daily-word-prompt-supernova-november-7-2018/

FOWC with Fandango — Danger