FFftPP: For Dad

“Come on Pete,” said Dad smiling, “Give it a shot!”

But Peter resolutely shook his head. He was always easily embarrassed when it came to learning something new.

Danny ruffled his son’s hair and let it go. He was a passionate pianist but knew better than to force his son into the same.

Then, two weeks before his first major performance, Danny met with an accident. After surgery, his right hand got paralyzed.

He never even looked at the piano after that and asked his wife to shift it to the garage.

Seeing his Dad sad, Peter had an idea how to make him happy again. He Googled ‘How to play a piano for kids’ and decided that it didn’t seem that hard after all.

A few months later when asked what present he’d like for his birthday, he turned to his father.

“I want….to be your right hand,” he said shyly.

He led Danny to the garage and made him sit at the piano. Then he positioned his right hand over the keys. With a slight tremble Danny lifted his left hand. Father and son played in perfect harmony, as Mum lookedΒ on with tears of joy.

For Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner


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32 Responses to FFftPP: For Dad

  1. any1mark66 says:

    Very sweet story. Nicely done!

  2. Singledust says:

    Stories that make me smile and tear at the same time, thank you.

  3. mandibelle16 says:

    That’s a beautiful story. I almost had tears. What a wonderful thing the little boy did for his dad. They taught him well. Great write S.

  4. Stella says:

    Oh, this got me all teary-eyed…so beautiful!!

  5. maryruth16 says:

    Lovely story. My dad was a pianist and I found this very moving.

  6. Lyn says:

    What an absolutely lovely story!

  7. Jenn says:

    That’s lovely. What a sweet, thoughtful little boy.

  8. Graham Lawrence says:

    SO sweet. Lovely slant on the prompt. An enjoyable read.

  9. luckyjc007 says:

    A real tear jerker! Such a wonderful thing to do for his dad’s birthday and one that will never be forgotten. Very sweet and compassionate story.

  10. A really touching story.

  11. draliman says:

    Beautiful and heart warming. Nice one!

  12. bikurgurl says:

    Lovely – finding a way to give his dad pleasure, to give of himself, is always the greatest gift of all!

  13. Che says:

    Oh my Goodness… πŸŒ»β€οΈπŸ™πŸΎ
    This is so beautiful.

  14. athling2001 says:

    Heartwarming story. The relationship between father and son is wonderful. I enjoyed the story.

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