Friday Fictioneers – There is Hope


PHOTO PROMPT © Amanda Forestwood

Taraji felt the weight of the world. Bills.  Too many hours at work. Fleeting time with her children. No support from the ex.

Not to mention hate.


Climate change.




Taraji picked up her grandfather’s fiddle and played.

She played the music that carried her ancestors through the Depression.

She played the anthems of the striking workers who fought power and won.

She played the sounds of the marching feet of people demanding liberation.

She played until the weight of the world slipped away.

There is healing in music.

And in music there is hope.

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly photo prompt flash fiction challenge on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Addicted to Purple blog.  See additional stories from the prompt by other writers here!

9 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – There is Hope

  1. Yes, there is a lot to be said for the power of music to relieve anxiety. Well, Emperor Nero played will Rome was burning, although, I think it was because he was gloating.


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