For the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge this year, I’m posting a 100 word piece of flash fiction every day. It might be a self-contained story, or a scene–whatever, it’ll be fiction, and it’ll be over in a flash! Today’s story is…
Alina nestled the instrument close to her neck. Her deep breaths slowed her pounding heart, but they did nothing for her clammy fingers struggling to grip the bow. She was a violinist; viola was her second instrument. Now she had to give the viola recital of her life. There was no room for error.
She had thirty seconds.
Her fingers found each note with perfect vibrato, her bow drawing out every sweet, sonorous tone.
Ten seconds to go.
She swallowed down panic.
Alina bowed the final note, tears in her eyes.
The disabled bomb blinked: 00:03.
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