This was the fifth time your son missed his school this week, the headmistress informed.

Ken was aware of the growing distance between him and his 16-year-old.

Prodding would’ve incensed the teenager further, therefore he decided to follow him next day. Instead of taking the road to school, the young lad turned towards an abandoned garage on the corner of the street and joined a bunch of boys who were jamming inside.

Hiding behind the bushes, Ken watched his son passionately strumming the chords. Memories of a dream that was long crushed by his strict father came flooding back.

Photo © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Written for Friday Fictioneers

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37 thoughts on “Forgotten

  1. Thanks for sharing, one can do amazing things with music…. 🙂

    “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Plato

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    1. Absolutely! Music is the nourishment the soul needs. “Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.”Keith Richards. How true are these words? Would you believe that a person like me who can’t speak any exotic foreign language (barring English, because it is widely spoken in my country and anyone with a decent level of education is quite well-versed in this language), listens to music in French, Italian and Spanish 🙂

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      1. Although I may not understand the language, I listen to music in different languages also… two of my favorites are Andre Rieu and James Last…
        You appear to be a very intelligent and courageous young lady on a grand adventure of life and I believe you are capable of doing whatever you set out to do!!… 🙂

        “If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right”. Mary Kay Ash

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  2. Thank you so much. I’ll remember these words forever 🙂 I am a fan of Andrea Bocelli :). There is a young Italian group named Il Volo (my current favourite). I listen to some oldies too (very few selected numbers though) Jacques Brel, Joe Dassin, Jimmy Fontana.


  3. Dear Piyali,

    It sounds as though Ken and his son are about to come to an understanding. Perhaps Ken can nurture the boy’s passion for music without taking away from school. Sweet story with lots of possibilities.



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    1. O, I truly believe Ken is a wonderful father, far better than his own at least. I am sure, they will figure out something which will enable the boy to pursue both. Thanks, Rochelle.

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