Dissonance – a 100 word story

The challenge is to write a 100 word story inspired in some way by the photo prompt which this week comes courtesy of the Friday Fictioneers group host Rochelle Wisoff-Fields/


Friday Fictioneers October 10, 2014 © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


“So, like, d’ya play music or something?” she asked.
Adrian knew he should try to remember her name but his brain hurt too much to be disturbed.
“Look, I em, have to work,” he said. “I’ll call a taxi for you.”
Where the hell had he picked her up anyway?
When she left Adrian sat at the piano, his fingers in free flow as tears rolled down his cheeks. He knew he had to face the fact that when the 3a.m. loneliness gnawed, it was a man he wanted.
He knew, but knowing was scary as hell.

©Siobhán McNamara

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14 Responses to Dissonance – a 100 word story

  1. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Siobhan, Very emotional story and of course, well written as usual! Nan 🙂


  2. draliman says:

    I hope he can come to terms with it and be happy in himself. Good story!


  3. Nice twist. Well done.


  4. storydivamg says:

    I like the path you take with the prompt this week. I know and understand this particular fear far too well.
    All my best,
    Marie Gail


    • Thank you Marie Gail – my daughters came home from school last week wondering why a child had been told off for saying something was ‘so gay.’ The child had been told off in front of the other children in the playground but no explanation was given as to what was wrong with what she said. I did my best to explain and I think they got it. Children are so much more accepting than adults!


  5. Such a great story, emotions well portrayed.


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