Reading Response: Writing Wednesday

Since I’m trying out the whole “reader-response” thing in my new experiment with “Little Reviews” I thought that today might be a good time for you to share an artistic response to something…artistic.

Write a little story, or a line or two, or a poem, or whatever you want to a piece of art — whether written, or musical, or visual, or whatever, then either post it in the comments or link to you blog/website where you’ve posted it.

Prompts Writing Wednesday

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Jenny writes dark fiction that her mother hates. Her stories and essays have appeared in Across the Margin, Pantheon, Shimmer, Black Denim Lit, Skive, and others. When she’s not writing her own stuff, she’s reading mysteries for Criminal Element. When she’s not writing fiction or reviews, she’s writing/directing/performing/designing plays at Springs Ensemble Theatre.

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  1. You asked for it. Here’s one ‘Little story’:
    _________________________________

    I wasn’t surprised to see my grandmother when I opened the front door on a balmy summer evening, though some of you may think I should have been. She’s been dead for over 50 years.

    “You are looking peaky,” she said. “I heard you playing that Schubert Impromptu; a few wrong notes and a bit erratic in places.”

    I looked for the ruler in her hand, the one with which she rapped my fingers at each wrong note when I was a boy. Nothing.

    “Are you going to invite me in?” she asked.
    “No.”
    “Well you come out for a walk then,” she said, extending a hand.
    “No, it’s cold out there, and I’m not ready yet,” I said as I firmly closed the door.
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