Welcome to Day 7 of the Third Annual A to Z Challenge! I'm late… AGAIN! So this will be a rushed post… I need to play catch up… please bear with me…
My theme – my 26 fiction posts 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.
MUSICAL ASSOCIATION/CONNECTION. GONG – a metal disk with a turned rim, giving a resonant note when struck.
Amidst a Zen-like environment.
The sliding doors led onto an eco-friendly patio.
A waterfall cascaded in the corner.
Muted strains of a Gregorian chant wafted from hidden speakers.
Bare-footed servant girls floated about. They appeared from nowhere, and disappeared into thin air.
Little cups of tea, accompanied by tiny cakes appeared and disappeared.
Everything was smooth, efficient and like clockwork.
Almost too good to be true.
A distant gong sounded… once… twice… thrice…
It was time…
We were escorted down a long corridor of gleaming floors which had been polished to a high gloss. Along the entire length of this passageway, were doors on either side, each door exactly two metres apart, in perfect symmetry. The procession moved along, walking at a slow pace.
Time seemed to be suspended.
Tranquility reigned supreme.
An unexpected and abrupt moment signalled the end of the passageway… introducing the first discordant note in the entire experience… it was a sign of things to come.
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