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."


  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 :)

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

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

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


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