Welcome to the start of the Third Annual A to Z Challenge!
My theme - my 26 fiction posts (which I will keep as short as possible… ), will revolve around something musical – it could be anything, as long as it's musically-related… maybe a song title, an artist/band, musical terminology, musical instruments, words relating to sound/rhythm/movement/dance etc. I'm a little apprehensive – some of it will turn out to be utter nonsense, I'm sure… but I want to challenge myself… hone my skills… see what I come up with…
So let the games begin…….
MUSICAL ASSOCIATION/CONNECTION. A CAPPELLA – is specifically solo or group singing without instrumental/musical sound; or a piece intended to be performed in this way; unaccompanied performance.
The lights dimmed.
A hush descended on the auditorium.
He took a deep breath… braced himself for the vocal performance.
The feeling of isolation was there. Ever present.
He embraced it, like an old trusted friend. Certainly not new to him, it was an integral part of who he was, woven into the fabric of his life, his a cappella existence.
The youngest of six children, with an absentee alcoholic-ravaged father, and a mother who was subjected to 12 hours, 7 days a week shift work, he had been left to his own devices more often than not. He had nobody to guide him, to support him, encourage him…
Oh, he knew about unaccompanied performance, all right…
He was the master of the a cappella performance.
And this one, was to be the most important a cappella moment of his life!
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