The Piano Lessons

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Monsieur Reinaud, I can’t thank you enough for giving Kasiya free piano lessons,” Mrs. Mbanefo said when she dropped her daughter off at the home of the renowned Belgian musician.

“It’s no trouble,” he assured her with a smile.  “I know that you can’t afford my fees.  Besides, I’m happy to do it because Kasiya’s extremely gifted.”

“I’ll be back in an hour,” Mrs. Mbanefo said to Kasiya.

After she was gone, Monsieur Reinaud turned to the teenager.  Without saying a word, he took her hand and led her upstairs to his bedroom.

Downstairs, the piano sat silent.

98 Words

This story was written for the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  For more details, visit Here.  To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit Here.

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24 thoughts on “The Piano Lessons

  1. How often is the position of trust taken for granted, a difficult subject well drawn in this short piece.
    I wonder if Kasiya was strong enough to turn the situation to her advantage – you know it can work both ways…

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