4.06.2012

F is for Friday Flash Fiction!

Something I've always enjoyed reading when other bloggers do it, but have never participated. So I thought I'd jump on that bandwagon today :)

"What do you value more than anything else in the world?" 
It was the question they put to me at the end of the interview. Answers ran through my mind. I wondered what they wanted to hear, and what I would say if anyone else were asking. I worried that if I responded honestly they might use it to hurt me at some point. I thought about my family, my dog, my possessions.. Abstract concepts like love and peace seemed trite and definitely not what these tough guys would want to hear. I thought about my grandfather's piano and a familiar melody drifted through my thoughts. I realized my answer but was terrified about what it might mean. 
"My fingers," I said. 
I shivered as the man across the table sneered and replied, "My favorite."




6 comments:

  1. hehe, I liked this a lot. I sure value my fingers too, though it's a keyboard on a computer instead of a piano for me :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I also like using my hands to cook :) Glad you liked it!

      Delete
  2. This is brilliant - I shivered along with her!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ohhh, awesome last lines.
    You really captured the emotions of nervousness and fear.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for commenting! Make sure to leave your blog address or website so I can easily come visit you!