Piano For Sale

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PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

Piano for Sale.

‘It’s in the cellar. Each flat has a storage cage.’
She moved the boxes and we squeezed past towards the piano.
Our noses touched. I felt her heat; she brushed against me to open the lid.
‘You should get it tuned.’
As I played “Liebestruam”, I felt her breath in my ear.
‘You play so perfectly.’
She wrapped herself onto me, her chin on my shoulder.
I played on; my knees quavered, my heart in tremolo and I ached for her.
Poco a poco, our breathing accelerando.
‘You must stay.’
We were strangers, in love with music.
Ci baciamo adagio.

**
(We kiss slowly)

36 responses to “Piano For Sale

  1. Very romantic. Nice pace and ending.

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  2. A lyrical love poem, beautifully done. I love the fusion of music and attraction.

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  3. Sharon Frame Gay

    Very romantic! Makes me wish I played the piano!

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  4. The power of music!

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  5. Lovely, James. I felt the power of the attraction through the notes

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  6. The kind of story we all wish would happen to us.

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  7. Music has the ability to evoke passion as it did in this beautiful tale. Simply delightful James.

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  8. Beautiful story. I can imagine the scene, the passion, the music.
    Giocaci di nuovo (play it again).

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  9. A very beautiful and romantic poem here. Love that ending.

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  10. This is the best fantasy story I’ve read in awhile. Love it! If anything can evoke passion it is a shared love of music.

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  11. I love this romantic story! 🙂

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  12. Who knew the piano could be so sexy?

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  13. “my heart in tremolo” – that was lovely

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  14. what happens to the piano now? will it still for sale? 🙂

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  15. Molto forte! The Italian musical terms are perfect for this sensual story.

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  16. I knew “adagio” because I’m a pianist. I’m glad you gave us the rest of it, though 🙂 Unusual story, really good writing.

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  17. I just got a sudden urge to buy a piano. It probably wouldn’t work the same for me since I don’t know how to play.

    I hope she cleans that piano before she tells it.

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  18. I understand that no one buys a piano these days… but it seems like the piano will stay with the player.

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  19. Oh lovely this, very steamy. A love found and hearts racing to touch. Well done.

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  20. Beautifully done, James. Who knew a piano could be a matchmaker?

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  21. Well, music brings people together. And it definitely worked for these two. Your story had an almost poetic ryhtmic pace.

    Like

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