SINGING A DIFFERENT TUNE (genre/familydrama)


Photo copyright – Ceayr

By Neel Anil Panicker

“So you make bagpipes for a living?  Does that even ensure a living? I mean who buys bagpipes in today’s jet set techno happy genre busting age?”

Richard looked across the table at the old man seated across from him in what was the portico of the latter’s sprawling beach side bungalow.

“Sir, you’re worried about Rita. Anxious to know whether the man your only child is hell bent on marrying is worthy enough of her.”

The older man raised his eyebrows even as he opened his mouth as if to say something.

The young man prodded on, “Sir, let me allay your fears. I don’t care to know how much I make but what I do know is that I can make your daughter happy as she’s in love with a man who makes music. And music makes love. And love is what we__you, me, all of us are looking for, right?”

A minute of awkward silence followed after which the old man replied, “For a young man you speak the right words. Well, who am I to say what’s good or bad for her. If she wants to follow the pied piper she’ll have to pay the piper.”

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Written as part of Sunday Photo Fiction. Write a story of around 200 words based on the photo prompt given (above). Hosted by Susan Spaulding. For more details visit HERE.

To read more of the stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

5 thoughts on “neelwrites/singingadifferenttune/SPF/flash/fiction/shortstory/200words/10/09/2018

  1. michael1148humphris

    Music and love, what is there not to like. I enjoyed the way you wrote this

    Liked by 1 person

  2. A bagpiper who speaks the truth. An interesting character.

    Liked by 1 person

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