The curse of Hushtown

Hushtown legend asserts whoever plays the cursed keyboard will perish in 3 days. Instruments are outlawed. ‘Music’ is made on computers, voices auto-tuned.

Arietta, refusing to believe Hushtown’s hogwash, can’t contain her rapturous voice. She accompanies herself with the blighted piano. The angels cry at her elegant melody. Hushtown is enamoured.

Arietta’s form is fading, translucent. Casper Wishmonger, listening and watching, fiddles his violin. Virtuosos arrive from everywhere, break their silence and create a musical revelry. Arietta is saved, Hushtown alive again.

If bona-fide musicians play real instruments, the curse abates. Harmony lives inside the authentic.


Hold on to your hat honey sing, sing, sing (I’ve got the music in me)
When you have a gift, don’t hide it away.

Influence

Antonia Mora

melody

Photo Prompt by Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written for Prompt# #75 Influence at Mindlovesmisery’s menagerie and Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields, Friday Fictioneers photo prompt above and dVerse-under the influence of music.

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55 thoughts on “The curse of Hushtown

  1. i truly too.. BELIEVE.. THAT BONAFIDE musicians/ARTICIANS play by heart.. not digitally constrained words…structured notes or steps.. and this song by Kiki Dee.. describes the way i feel.. when i dance and sing.. naked and free…

    in what is

    me.:)FREE!
    WhEre
    he ART
    becomes
    HEART!

    HELL YES..! DEVIL NEVER DIES!

    I’VE GOT THE MUSICK IN ME!

    WHERE ANGLES STOP.. AND ANGELS FLY! FREE!

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  2. oh i’m glad that there are real instruments around still… you can do pretty amazing things on computers but nothing compared to a real live gig… glad that arietta refused to believe the legend

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