Every Friday authors worldwide gather around the virtual fireside of Rochelle Wisoff and share stories of 100 words, prompted by a common photograph, and exchange constructive criticism. Readers’ comments are also welcome. This week’s photo has been provided by fellow Friday Fictioneer Bjorn Rudberg. Thank you, Bjorn.
Here’s the story Bjorn’s photo inspired.
In the Moment
“The soul of man is like to music;
From Heaven it cometh
To Heaven it riseth
And then returneth to earth,
“Goethe,” he returned, in an undertone … but I think it’s water, not music?”
Someone shushed them.
She considered the musicians – one, old, strung out the past; the youth fingered towards future. Each would have troubles. Yet here, in this dusky moment, each was dependent on the other’s fingerings for the notes weaving the melody wending heavenward.
She began to speak, but his hand smothered hers.
“Be in the moment,” he said, “it’s all we have.”
(c) Ann Isik