Friday Fictioneers – Quartet

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 (the blue frog) on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!

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PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson


Six years after their last performance, the Bedrich Quartet was once again to perform.

Charlie strode through the train station, hugging his battered fiddle case with its priceless contents.

“Hang on,” said Graham, the viola player, to second violinist Jeremy, who was juggling their car into a parking space. He swallowed a beta-blocker.

Yvonne, resplendent in silk, swept up in a limousine.

Three of them met in the Green Room.

“Where the hell is Charlie?” demanded Yvonne.

In he tumbled, lip split, and two black eyes.

“Sorry! Been mugged,” he gasped. “But the instrument’s fine. The concert can go ahead!”