No stopping : FFfAW – 10/06/2015


Thank you to Etol Bagam for providing our prompt photo this week.

The stage was ready for the world’s best show.

During the last rehearsal everything went as planned. Everybody knew what to do  during every moment  of the performance.

Tim, the famous organist felt a tinge in his left hand. He wasn’t worried too much, as soon as he started playing everything would be fine. He had it before. He did not mention it to anyone.

The hall was packed. All were waiting to hear Tim play.

Soft music came from behind the curtains.

Slowly, very slowly, the curtains opened. Tim sat in front of the organ ready to play. The spotlights were full on him. He put his fingers on the keys.

Silence.

He could not use his left hand.

He started playing the melody with his right hand. The audience did not know during the whole performance that he used only one hand.

Perfect performance!

Word count: 149

16 responses to “No stopping : FFfAW – 10/06/2015”

  1. Ek wonder altyd en wat daarna gebeur het…

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    1. Hy sal seker maar vir n operasie moet gaan!

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  2. I felt the tension build up as I was reading knowing something was going to happen! Poor Tim! Thankfully, no one could tell that he only played with one hand – he must be one hellofa musician! Great story Scrapydo2!

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    1. Thank you for reading and kind words. I know a young man who would do it like that without anyone noticing.

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      1. Wow, he must be a fantastic piano player!

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        1. He is, it is just wonderful to see him play.

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  3. I enjoyed reading your story, Ineke. What a dreadful thing to happen to Tim, just as he was about to start playing. And how marvellous that he managed to play with just his right hand – and the audience didn’t sense a thing! What a great organist he must have been. Well written! .

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and reading my story. I first thought of letting him run away but then why would he> he has the ability to manage the organ with the help of some background rhythm! (All in my imagination!)

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      1. It worked well and it was nicely written. 🙂

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  4. Sjoe,wat ‘n dilemma!As dit ek was het ek weggehardloop..goed geskryf.

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    1. Ek wou eers gehad het dat hy moes weghol maar toe dink ek nee wat, dis mos net n storie. Hy kan mos maar regkom met een hand!

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      1. Uitstekende plan..’n goeie kunstenaar behoort dit mos reg te kry..lol

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        1. Beslis en n toegewyde persoon sal dit beslis regkry! Geniet jou aand!

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  5. He must be a brilliant organist to pull that off!! Great ending!

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    1. Yes, he had it in him to overcome the idea of no hand.

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