Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Twelve Bar Blues

Derry picked up her guitar and ran her fingers over the strings, feeling the frets under her fingertips, picking out a melody she'd known most of her life. She didn't have to be down to play the blues; but it helped. The music took the place of tears; it always had.

In her own mind she heard the rest of the band; the bass pulling the rhythm, the harp like a train in the distance, and her on the guitar. It had been years since she'd been on stage, years since they'd played together, but they were always together in her head. In a voice as rough and as nicotined-stained as her fingers, Derry sang the blues.

© 2011 Cynthia Newcomer Daniel
Lampwork beads by Melissa Vess. Bead woven.

7 comments:

moonlitfantaseas said...

I look forward to your next story, as much as I do your next jewelery design........I just feel cheated not being able to finish each story......

bemese71 said...

Wow!! Stunning!!! I like it very much!:)

DalaHorse said...

Design wise this is a pretty outstanding piece Cindy...any contests coming up?...i this could win one for you! Sue♥

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

Fantastic!!!!!!

Szikati said...

It's marvellous, congratulations!!!!

Blacklady said...

Hi,
wow your works are very beautiful, i like all. GREAT
greetings
karin

Ness said...

I love this design, Cindy. Brilliant.