The Music Teacher
For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 22 January 2016
It was late in the afternoon when Azad arrived at their family home in the village. His mother was at the piano oblivious to the impending invasion of rebel forces. As the neighboring village fell, it was just a matter of time.
“Mama, I’m taking you with me,” he said to his widowed mother who was living alone. “You’re not safe here anymore.”
“What about my music students? Who will teach them when I’m gone? You should move back with your wife and children instead.“
Despondent, Azad left unable to persuade his mother. He never saw her again.