Thursday 28 June 2018

Music To My Ears

This week's 100 word story based on the following picture prompt

Music To My Ears 

‘What does your son do? Apart from play loud music.’ The neighbour asked, with a healthy tinge of rudeness I thought, as we sat opposite each other on the train.
Billy was a musician, and if he wasn’t playing gigs he was practising in his room.
The same neighbour knocked on the door a few weeks later ‘I see Billy has taken to using headphones after our little chat.’ I watched as she walked smugly away. Tears formed in the corner of my eyes.
Billy wasn’t using headphones, he had died in a motorbike accident. I will miss the noise.

Bettina x

With thanks to Rochelle as ever for the great picture prompt. If you wish to read more stories, click here


  1. A tragic twist and a social faux pas

  2. The leader of the pack, and now he's gone...

  3. Oh, so sad. Some people can be so thoughtless.

  4. What a sad twist to your story. I can imagine that she would give anything to hear the sound of her son playing.

  5. A tragedy. I hope the neighbour will feel suitably horrible when they find out the truth.

  6. Dear Bettina,

    Such a tragic ending. Too bad the neighbor doesn't shut her mouth long enough to listen. Well done.



  7. What an unkind person. Someday her smugness will come back to bite her.

  8. Nosy neighbours have no clue what's really going on...

  9. Oh my goodness - what an unexpected, tragic ending. Well written story, Bettina.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


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