Friday, January 11, 2013

Beautiful Music


As much as Bernard detested sharing quarters, he knew it was an eventuality he was powerless to protest against.

He prayed he’d not be subjected to someone as insufferably pompous as his previous roommate. Guiseppe was never silent, spinning endless tales of his family’s proud history with various orchestras.

As the door opened he beheld a vision of loveliness unlike any he’d known before. With the voice of an angel, she spoke.

“Hello. My name is Cecily. Apparently, we’re to be roomies.” 

Bernard suddenly decided perhaps he didn’t value his solitude quite as much as he’d previously though he did.



This story was written for the weekly Friday Fictioneers flash fiction prompt based on a photo by Roger Cohen.

17 comments:

  1. awwww that was adorable :) I really loved to hate Guiseppe with him :)

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  2. :-) What a good things minds are meant to be changed!

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  3. hahaha. I'm picturing Cecily as the finest, most delicate of violins, all blush and worn to beauty. Really fun story!

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  4. A simple love story, with unusual protagonists. I like the twist on the prompt and I hope Bernard and Cecily have a fun journey.

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  5. Hi Jeffrey,
    Cecily and Bernard. They already sound like a couple. Fun story. Enjoyed it. Ron

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  6. awwwww so so sweet... the beginning of something lovely ^^

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  7. Dear Jeffrey,
    Funny how our perspectives can change in the blink of an eye, isn't it? I laughed out loud.
    Shalom,
    Rochelle

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  8. Haha! That was cute. I actually could see the place, too --- dorm room, music conference, etc. It was part of my scholastic years as a trained musician. Good job!

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  9. Dear Jeffrey,

    If Double Basses could talk, eh? A great little story. Hidden words. Hidden worlds. Thanks for showing us.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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  10. loved the names of your characters and your story.

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  11. Ahhh, but he says that before he's lived with her! What if she leaves her dirty laundry on the floor? :D

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  12. Ah, but what if Cecily had been Cecil? LOL. Sweet story. It's funny how we can change our minds in the blink of an eye. Let's hope he doesn't find her to be high maintenance.

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  13. Nice! This could be the beginning of something beautiful!

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  14. i know i shouldn't focus on this, but how did they come to randomly be roomies? not at college, i hope.

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