Write about a character who was raised in a musical family.
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“Poison Ivy - stage 1” by Yoomi Ari
You and I are like poison ivy. We irritate ourselves or others until they are swollen, then we leave them. We delegate our pains to be like bubbles. Like bubbles? Like bubbles who rise up in water in a pressurising pan, pushing others down, popping them out, then we rise or pop ourselves. Sink: pop. Rise too far above: pop. So keep your toes on the ground and float. You stay down then you will be delegated on, fly too high then you will fling your burdens to others. Poison ivy.Gentle though they seem to appear, pounce on you like a...
“A Bird in a Golden Cage” by Daniella Cressman
My name is Miranda. My mom is a pianist for the local classical band: Strings and Keys. My dad is a singer for the rock band Leather and Roses. He shouts about angst, murder, stealing, and all kinds of other things. The two of them could not be more upset. I’m honestly 100% sure I am tone-deaf. Yes, it sucks. If I had to play an instrument, it would be electric guitar. It’s a beautiful instrument. My dad’s less of a perfectionist when it comes to technicalities. He tells me passion’s more importa...
“Li’l Chev” by John K Adams
“Adean never forgave you, you know, Chev.”“I know, Mama.” “What will you do if he doesn’t show?”“Carry on, as usual, I expect.”“He doesn’t think it’s fair, you expecting us to play for free.”“You can tell him I never had such expectations. He’s welcome even if he leaves his fiddle at home. Always has been.”“I know…”“Anyway, I thought Daddy said family shouldn’t expect family to pay.”“I think he was talking about the food, Chev.” They laughed together. “You might be right, Mama...
“Haunted House of Music” by Libby Carter
I didn’t know what to expect when I said I wanted to come back here, but it wasn’t this. The house is black and burnt is most places but it’s still standing, and that’s all I need. At least the fires didn’t destroy everything. I said that I’d catch up to Reg, Chase, and Mace in a few minutes after I checked on my house first. I’m sure Reg knew I meant my dad’s house and not the apartment I’ve been living in for three years now, because he wanted to come with me. I had to assure that I’d be fine, and he needed to go...
“A struggle for survival ” by Ola Hotchpotch
The girl's voice, haunting and mellifluous, reverberated in the hall of the club restaurant where she was performing as a guest artist for a charity function. She strummed the guitar in her hand creating magic with its strings. The charity function was arranged by Mr. Lords the chairperson of the charity club. The audience mostly comprised of members of the club who were distinguished who and who. Luckia, as she was called, was a singer in a local five star hotel.She sang popular old numbers at the request of the guests and patrons...
“The Music Box” by Morgan Elbert
“Couldn’t we just hang out here?” Hugh pleaded. “No! We spend enough time here already!” Nella responded, gesturing around them. They were sitting on a crumbling concrete stage in the amphitheater of a long abandoned park. This is where the old circus used to set up when it was in town. Performers of all sorts would stand on this very stage and do their acts.&n...
“The Adventures of Malachi Norton: In Which the Mind Atrophies” by Lee Kull
After a sincere bout of marital troubles, the nature of which I am loath to disclose, eventually resulting in a writ of divorcement and a settlement signing over the house and property to my wife, I found myself without accommodations. Through the graciousness of my good friend Malachi Norton, I once more found myself sharing room and board in our old lodgings at 122 High Street, St. John’s Wood.To-day, Malachi seemed to be in a mood which his friends would call taciturn, and others morose. He smoked incessantly, played snatches on...
“The Talents of Alice” by Tim Law
“You are a waste and a disgrace to this family, Alice!”“Yes, a disappointment and a waste of talent!”Alice’s mum and dad would never understand. Their youngest daughter was not interested in the grand theatre, playing for a packed house at the Albert Hall. At fifteen Alice was far more interested in the flashing lights and base beats of a rave on the beaches of Ibiza.Like all dutiful daughters Alice had practiced her scales until they were faultless, mastered Mozart on violin and Beethoven on piano. Dux student of eve...
“Destiny’s Future” by Deanna West
Destiny’s FutureYou know, growing up in a musical family you tend to be cast as “The Jackson Five”, “New Edition”, or the town’s favorite “the Destiny’s Future”. Destiny is my mom’s name and as you can see, she wears her name proudly… My mom has five daughters (including myself)… There’s Mia, Amber, Talia, and then there’s me the youngest by 2 years. I’m Olivia. I’m sure you can only imagine just how crazy and hectic it can be with nothing but girls in the household… My poor parents… my poo...
“Musical chairs” by Sam Kirk
The house at 4 Wheel Drive was always filled with music, dance, and laughter. Mr. Roberts was a music teacher who played the guitar, the piano, as well as the trumpet. He never met an instrument he was not able to tame. Mrs. Roberts was a professional wedding singer and a ballroom dancer. Together, they made a perfect duo, often entertaining their neighbors and friends with song and dance. From the outside, looking in, their lives seemed like a one, long musical. Even the most mundane of chores were accompanied with one of them at lea...
“Didn't your Mother ....?” by Deborah Mercer
You could hire me as a mind-reading act, and pretty impressive I’d be too. As long as you stuck to one sentence, that is. To that sentence beginning “Didn’t your mother …..?” Then I know what’s coming. Not Once live next door to us? Not Have a dog called Puggles? Not Make wonderful coffee and walnut cake? No. It was always “Didn’t your mother write Tapestry?” &nbs...
“Musical Hearts” by Anna Komora
Cole wakes up when he hears the cry room in the other room. A loud and urgent wail coming from just down the dark hall. Beside him, his wife shifts and moves to sit up, but the man mutters something along the lines of ‘I’ve got her’ while gently placing a hand on her back. The tired new mother relaxes and sinks back into the bed with a sleepy smile, and thank you while her partner sits up and pulls a shirt on before making his way to the nursery. ...
“No Good Deed” by Allison Cellura
No Good Deed “Why don’t you introduce yourself, and tell us three interesting things about you,” my teacher suggests. This happens every time I begin at a new school, which is often. "My name is Alanis Abbott. I have four siblings, and we are all named after musicians. We moved here beca...
“She Deserves It” by Paige Weber
Erica Rale, a seventeen-year-old girl who was always been the best when it comes to playing the piano. Like any other parent, her mother was very proud of her daughter's achievements. Gold. Gold. Gold. That was all she had. She never received other awards than being the best than the best. Her school was so proud of her, for whenever she presents her academy to a musical competition she has no doubt to have her name on that first place. They all started to declare that h...
“The Eldest Sibling” by Deborah Landers
Lucy was about to commit blasphemy. Or something near enough to it in the eyes of her family, though she wasn't doing anything wrong. Somehow, she still couldn't divorce herself of the idea that she was doing something illegal.The trombone wasn't stolen. It wasn't the then twenty-year-old instrument she had started playing fifteen years ago, but for how dirty she felt standing in front of a pawn shop with it, it might as well have been.That trombone had belonged to her father, and he had started her on it as soon as possible...
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