for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Languid and the limit, 57 words..
Today I’ve reworked and drastically reduced a piece I wrote four years ago!
Gently stroking the score, a melody plays in his mind.
Once, these fingers danced upon ivory, now they barely grip a spoon.
He places the music on the piano, shuffles to his chair.
His languid eyes close. He imagines his audience, hears applause.
Tears trickle as his ten-year-old granddaughter plays the piece he composed sixty years ago.