Friday, September 1, 2017

Interpreting the World

The Piano #FridayFotoFiction

The unearthly music echoed around.
“She’s playing the piano again!” breathed Namita, rapturously.
  A proficient piano player, Ujwala had performed across the country. However, after her beloved husband passed away, she had locked away the piano along with the love in her heart.
“Ujwala, we long to hear you play again,” pleaded her friends. She had shaken her head.
Two years flew by, but no music had echoed in the cottage. Till today.
Ujwala welcomed the group in, as the music played on.
“Who is the magical artiste?” asked Namita, surprised.
“How well she interprets the world through her music!” added Annie.
Ujwala led them in. They gazed at the delicate girl whose long fingers tripped across the keys.
“Naina!” called Ujwala softly.
The music ceased; the girl turned, smiling.
“How well you play!” Annie suddenly stopped. Shocked, they gazed at Naina’s beautiful but sightless eyes.

The Piano #FridayFotoFiction


  1. This is a beautiful tale, Deepti. When God takes away one of the senses, he becomes generous with the others. Naina is proof of that.
    Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

  2. Poetic end to the musical tale! Was moved by the last line! What a twist!
    - Anagha From Team MocktailMommies

    1. Thank you so much, Anagha, for that wonderful comment. I am honoured!

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    1. Yes, indeed, Deepali! Isn't that what life is sometimes?

  4. Ironic yet beautiful. Music can transcend mental and physical boundaries and you have showcased that so well.

    1. Neha, thank you ever so much! I am honoured!

  5. I felt like I was in the room. Thanks for the beautiful piece.


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