Welcome to Day 11 of the Third Annual A to Z Challenge!
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. KEY SIGNATURE – a series of sharp or flat symbols placed on the staff, designating notes that are to be consistently played one semitone higher or lower than the equivalent natural notes unless otherwise altered with an accidental.
Laughter, flows from an open, animated, picture-book face, the sounds of perfect pitch, in a personalised key signature with all the sharps and flats in place.
A smooth, tinkling, continuous outpouring; bubbling , cascading, swirling round and round, like the harmonious sounds of a scale, the ebony and ivory notes chasing each other across the keyboard.
Golden laughter, reminiscent of honey, sweet on the ear and a balm to the soul. It caresses the skin, warm and pleasant, delivers a thousand tugs to the heartstrings.
It begins to rain… laughter in the rain… squeals of delight as droplets beat an incessant tattoo along the edges of a wind-blown umbrella, creep down the exposed nape at the base of the neck … infiltrate the warm, no-go zone beneath the scarf as the wind whips it away… the squelch of feet trudging along… a soggy and mushy trail…
Laughter reflects in eyes which remain glued to the aftermath… a kaleidoscopic arc of a 3D rainbow, emblazoned across the sky, like an embossed canvas in an art gallery.
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