Art Gallery Pianist

Again and Again, he calls it. “I composed it just this morning.” Again and again, he stabs at only four keys with a single finger.

I cringe at each flat note, wince at every extended pause in the sporadic melody as he tries to memorize which key he last struck.

Patrons turn from paintings, cover their ears. I share their torment but remember Gramma’s words. It’s your duty as a woman.

Melt in his sex appeal, even if he’s as homely as they come. Praise his musical genius, no matter how tone deaf.

“Play on,” I purr in his ear.

word count: 100

—Nortina


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© Jan W. Fields

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25 thoughts on “Art Gallery Pianist

    1. Perhaps she should stop getting advice from Grandma? 😉
      Thanks for reading!
      Much apologies for the delayed response. The massive blizzard knocked me out for a while. Life without wifi…now that’s a true apocalypse!

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  1. Again you manage to make me mad–at the way the woman sees the world and takes it for granted. Doing these things for love–ok. Doing them because it is expected as a woman: No, no, no! Great and passionate writing, as always. I also love your new layout.

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    1. It’s always satisfying to make people mad ;). Her reasoning is quite backwards. Let’s not take anymore advice from grandma.
      Thanks for reading!
      Much apologies for the delayed response. The snow-pocalypse knocked me out for a while. Life without wifi…now that’s a true apocalypse! Haha!

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    1. Perhaps her reward is high? 😉
      Thanks for reading!
      Much apologies for the delayed response. The massive blizzard knocked me out for a while. Life without wifi…now that’s a true apocalypse!

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    1. The best way to keep a man. Haha! Just kidding! 😉
      Much apologies for the delayed response. The massive blizzard knocked me out for a while. Life without wifi…now that’s a true apocalypse! Haha!

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    1. Yes, she can let him down gently. Most people can handle the truth 😉
      Much apologies for the delayed response. The massive blizzard knocked me out for a while. Life without wifi…now that’s a true apocalypse! Haha! 😀

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      1. With the best of intentions, my replies are often a day, or even two, behind readers’ comments. I post fairly regularly, but I find that those who publish intermittently , are often late. I’ve had responses come back a week, or two, or a month after. I believe the record was almost three months. I often have to go back and look, because I can’t remember what I said – or about what. 😯 😆

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      2. I once read a post/rant about bloggers who take forever to reply to comments and give no explanation for the delay. I usually reply by my next post, but that rant still haunts me. LOL!

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    1. I often wonder which is the better route to go. People are so sensitive these days, even constructive criticism can defeat them.
      Thanks for reading!
      Much apologies for the delayed response. I’ve been travelling, & that massive blizzard grounded me with no wifi for several days! It was torture!

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    1. Talking to grandma today, you’d think it was still a wife’s duty! 😉 Thanks for reading!
      Much apologies for the delayed response. The massive snow storm put me out of commission for a while. Haha!

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