Welcome to Friday Fictioneers! We are a lively and friendly international writing community. Between Wednesday and Friday of every week, we each post a 100-word story to share. This week’s photo prompt is courtesy of John Nixon. Thank you, John!
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by Jan Brown
Lizzie stared at the old player piano. It was rigged as a joke, to look like a clown was stuffed inside. But it wasn’t making anyone smile.
So Lizzie dissembled the clown, then reached inside the piano and deactivated the player roll. She sat down and began to play her songs.
People gathered round. Broken people, people whose psychoses were so overwhelming that all they could do was scream or moan. Now they were quiet. Listening.
Lizzie began to sing. Her throaty voice carried through the halls, carrying with it her damage and, most of all, her hope.
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