Time to write: 8th March

Our challenge is to write a story using all the words: Continuous, Repeat, and Uncertainty.
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Her parents asked her to keep the music volume low so as not to disturb Mrs H next door.
It wasn’t Jen’s fault the old lady was bedridden, or that she faced the uncertainty of ever walking again, but Jen had always been considerate of others, and never turned the knob above 6 on her record player. It was halfway on the dial, so she felt it was a practical compromise, though mostly kept the volume level at 4.
She loved music, and spent some of her Saturday wages on records which she played on continuous repeat. She got to know all the words and would sing along as she twirled and danced to the rhythm, or sat at her desk doing her homework.
Her Mum often went in to see Mrs H and make sure she didn’t need anything, so she was quite surprised one day to find her sitting up in a chair.
‘It’s your Jen!’ Mrs H announced.
Nancy immediately started to apologise for Jen’s music disturbing her, and promised she would ask her to turn the volume down.
‘Oh no! Don’t!.’ Mrs H exclaimed. ‘There’s one song she keeps playing and it’s perfect for my exercises! It started my toes twitching, then tapping, and now I can move my legs! Tell Jen she can turn the volume up if she wishes, and she can have the first dance!’

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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22 Responses to Time to write: 8th March

  1. So lovely and inspirational. Sometimes we don’t even know we are blessing others.

    • Mum and Dad’s next door neighbour was bedridden fo 26 years, but her Faith got her out of bed and walking. She lived to be 104.
      Before Mum’s piano was taken out of storage and delivered to our new house, I used to go next door and play hers. She didn’t play herself, but had it regularly tuned. She liked the oldies and would often sing along to the old musical numbers just like my Mum did. She told my Mum that she got a lot of pleasure from it and how nice it was that a ‘young ‘un’ made time for the elderly. What she didn’t know was that I was going through my own probems as a teenager, and my music was my release, so we helped each other really.

  2. Sadje says:

    Wonderful story.

  3. trentpmcd says:

    Great story πŸ™‚

  4. Betul Erbasi says:

    This is such a nice story!

  5. scifihammy says:

    A heartwarming story with an unexpected ending. πŸ™‚

  6. Often music can have that kind of impact upon someone

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