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Where do you go? (Friday Fictioneers)

June 28, 2018

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


Plucking of guitar strings, one after another.

Music is memory. It restores and rejuvenates. The rising scale played on piano keys returns me to my singing lessons, laughter at the absurd sounds I’m asked to make. A song on the radio returns me to grade 6, dancing with my friends in our special spot in the school yard. A movie soundtrack places me on the sofa with my dad.

If you listen carefully… you can time travel too.

Take my hand…


“Turn on the radio and go back in time with me.”

What do you hear? Where do you go?



This is a Friday Fictioneer’s prompt

Word count: 100


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  1. “where do you go to my lovely, when you’re alone in your head?”

  2. I like how you associate time travel with memories and how music prompts us back to the time of our pleasant past. Now, how about time travel into the future? i enjoyed reading this.

  3. This is great. May be fiction but music does take you away.

  4. Love this, Laurie. I so have songs for so many people and others for memories of places and things… Music is the great assembler, isn’t it?

  5. Lovely piece Laurie, often seems that we travel back to our youth through music.

  6. Dear Laurie,

    This might be my favorite piece of yours ever. Just the other day as I was doing housework, I listened to a Golden Oldies station. A particular song by the Gentrys came on and I was right back in the gymnasium at a 7th grade sock hop. See what you did there? Well done.



  7. Music is the one constant in n our lives evoking old memories and creating new ones. Delightful.

    Click to read my FriFic tale

  8. Someone has said that the music you knew and loved around age 14 will never leave your memory. True for me. I was 14 in 1961.

  9. Only the other day I realised how I have so many memories associated with particular songs, mostly good ones. Great take on the prompt.

  10. Ingenious take.

  11. Great take on the prompt. Wonderfully assembled.

  12. There are such songs for me too… no too many, but some moves me directly to a time and place…

  13. Sarah Ann permalink

    Wonderful. It’s so true that music transports us, in time, place and emotion.

  14. Just lovely. My daughter told me the other day she only has to hear Talking Heads singing Once In A Lifetime and she’s on the old pink sofa with me watching Down and Out in Beverley Hills on the video player, back in the day.

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