Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer P2: The Liberty of Choice #amwriting #flashfiction #music 


Thanks to Priceless Joy for hosting FFftAW. If you didn’t already know this is a Part 2 to Part 1 (found here).

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Credit: Mike Vore

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Part 2:



When Evangeline left home, she didn’t take a cent of the money she had earned playing piano at concerts. 

To make a living she learned to play guitar and sing vocals with various bands at ‘hole in the wall’ clubs in L.A. What little money she had she used for voice lessons, rent, and food.  She increasingly wrote and sang her own songs. 

At twenty-four, Evangeline auditioned for the popular reality TV show, “The Voice.” From the beginning, her talent blew the judges away and she eventually won first place. She called home and invited her mom to come see her final performance for the show.

 When Evangeline sat down in front of the grand piano her hands shook above the piano keys. She hadn’t played a piano in three years beyond practising in private for the finale show. She surprised everyone with her skillful piano playing and successful rendition of Justin Timberlake’s “Sexy Back.” 

At the end of that night Evangeline hugged her mom. Every ounce of resentment and hate she felt for Ruth in the past had faded. She was also amused when she remembered the priceless expression on her mother’s face, hearing the lyrics to “Sexy Back.” 

She was also grateful Ruth had pushed her and provided Evangeline a background as a performer. It gave her an edge as she was now able to pursue her musical talents true to her own choices. 

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©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 

10 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer P2: The Liberty of Choice #amwriting #flashfiction #music 

  1. mihrank March 11, 2017 / 1:37 am

    WOW – I am touched by this post, the piano is a gift in your blog. Thank you!

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  2. Priceless Joy March 11, 2017 / 6:25 am

    This story tells me that we need to be true to ourselves! So glad that Evangeline and her mother were able to overcome their anomisity and have a relationship again. Great story!

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    • mandibelle16 March 11, 2017 / 9:14 am

      Thanks PJ. You are definitely write we need to be true to ourselves but we also have to have choices in life and be allowed to make them.

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      • Priceless Joy March 11, 2017 / 12:51 pm

        Absolutely, Mandi! We do need to have choices and the freedom to make the choice that is best for us. 🙂

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  3. athling2001 March 12, 2017 / 7:53 am

    Beautiful resolution to the story. It is wonderful she and her mother reunited after all those years.

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