Accompaniment – Friday Fictioneers

It’s time for Friday Fictioneers. Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting and to her husband Jan Fields for the wonderful photo.

All are welcome to join this challenge, which is to write a 100-word story based on the photo. Here are instructions. Give it a try. My story follows.

PHOTO PROMPT © Jan W. Fields

Genre: Realistic Fiction (102 words)


Liza pounded the piano, the way her mother told her not to. It had been Mr. Stevenson’s cue to play.

Mr. Stevenson, a pianist for mama’s ballet class, was so good you hardly noticed him. “Like a waiter in a fine restaurant,” mama had told her. But mama had noticed because they had done the fine dining together.

Sweet music filled their small quarters like jasmine on a summer night. Liza and mama danced with roses in their hair. At night Liza heard a more percussive number, what Liza determined could only be 3/4 time.

“I miss the music,” said Liza.

“Me, too.”


You can find more stories from the Fictioneers here at the Linkup.


54 thoughts on “Accompaniment – Friday Fictioneers

    1. I suppose he’s noticed when it’s too late. Or is it? I think music can be definitely bring out emotion when it’s shared. Thanks for your thoughtful observation, Perry.


  1. Hey Amy!

    It’s been a while!

    Great story and the banging issue is one that I could relate to! My mom told me for seven years of piano lessons not to bang!



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  2. I wonder if Liza understands which part of the music her mother misses. Great story, I love all the nuances, and like the percussion. 😀


  3. This is really interesting and well done, Amy. I like the double meaning of the title. Reading the comments, it seems that people can interpret this in several ways. I like stories where that is possible.

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  4. What a wonderful story Amy! Loved it!
    Sorry I am just now stopping by. I kept your post in my INBOX until I could read it and comment. I started school last week and I am still trying to get my schedule and calendar under control. Unfortunately my bloggy friends are having to be put on the back burner until I can get to them. If I could just find a way to make my blogosphere stuff a productive use of my time, I would be in heaven! LOL!

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    1. Thank you, Courtney. No worries! I’m sorry for the delay in responding. My computer is in the shop again. Again! But at least it hasn’t died. Good for you for starting school. How exciting! What are you studying? Good luck with it. Don’t worry. Blogging will always be here. 🙂 I can see how it might be a real distraction.

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