Strings: A flash fiction story

No. 29/100 100-word short stories for my 100 follower celebration!

“You shouldn’t have brought that with you,” Em’s father growled even as he wore a smile on his face, keeping up appearances for all the distinguished guests on his yacht. 

Em didn’t respond. His fingers moved along the frets of the guitar without much thought. His mom sometimes claimed that his fingers had their own separate brains and Em was inclined to agree. Sometimes, his fingers played things that he couldn’t hope to dream of. 

“At least…keep it down,” Dad muttered before stalking away. 

With a smirk, Em nodded at a passing guest and began to play even louder. 

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