Friday Fictioneers – Euphoria!

Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story, based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!

FF - Euphoria 200520



I’d heard the music from afar and its lure was irresistible.

The bass was growling a low E over which the harmony shifted chameleon-like and the lead guitar squealed. The rhythm of the drums was complex, built over a regular beat that had my feet skipping, my heart soaring.

Abruptly, the key changed to G major, bringing tears of delight. I felt myself rising. I spread my arms and flew, flew towards the band, lifted as though by the ocean towards fulfilment.

“Put her down!”

The security guards’ strong arms seized mine.

“Crowd surfing is banned – and so are you!”

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54 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Euphoria!

  1. I was always one who didn’t like the crowd surfers – partly because I’m so short I could never see what was happening on stage as it was! Great fun, really captured the feeling and the moment.

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  2. Dear Penny,

    This made me laugh out loud. Somehow I don’t see you as the crowd surfing type, but the visual cracked me up. Love the way you describe the music. I could almost feel the beat. Well played.



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    • Dear Rochelle
      Thank you for reading and commenting perceptively. You’re right in that I’ve never crowd-surfed; but there’s a little thought in my subconscious that in a parallel universe not very much diverged from this one I might have been a crowd-surfing addict!
      With very best wishes


    • Dear Sandra
      Thank you for reading and commenting. I have to confess that I have never crowd-surfed. I imagine that it’s very exhilarating under the right circumstances!
      With very best wishes


    • Dear Plaridel
      Thank you for reading and commenting. Don’t get me wrong – I’m a great believer in health and safety. But some risks you just have to accept, like climbing a mountain or riding a horse. Crowd surfing is definitely one of those!
      With best wishes

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  3. An E to G shift–I had to go do it on my piano–very cool. You can do it by lowering the G# a half step, creating an Eminor chord, and then shifting the E to a D. As a musician, I was caught by that little bit 🙂
    If you’re not a musician you’re probably wondering why it was such a big deal to me. Sorry if I bored you :). Anyway, I loved the whole piece, and especially the body surfing bit. Lots of fun.

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  4. Uh-oh! I have to be honest, crowd-surfing has always looked like the most terrifying thing ever to me. But I have an irrational fear of heights. And large crowds. So that probably says more about me than the actual danger of the activity. I recognize this. =D

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