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Piano

‘Old piano’s always struggle to hold their tune,’ her Grandmother said, plunking away at the keys with twisted fingers. ‘They’re like people. It doesn’t matter how many times you practice, age always takes a little something from you in the end.’She hit a sharp and flinched. ‘Your Grandfather was always the better player. He could tinkle those keys like they were made from his own fingers, and your mother, well she was just like him. Gifted is the word. Utterly gifted.’The notes fall flat and she stops. ‘Some days all I can hear is that music. Drifting, always drifting away.’

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Carol Forrester is a twenty-three year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.

10 Comments

  1. I’m assuming the typos were intentional, but I’m not really understanding why. Whatever, I can agree with the grandmother’s sentiments.

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