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Here is this week’s photo prompt, copyright David Stewart . . .
Lily leaned against the Jacaranda tree and breathed in the sweet air. When the band began to play she closed her eyes and as the haunting melody caressed her ears she gently swayed to and fro, reminiscing of her time on stage; the lights, the audience, the adrenalin rush as fingers and bow entwined, frantically sweeping backwards and forwards, faster and faster across the strings.
Lily screamed, her voice echoing in the surrounding darkness. Clutching her disfigured hand she huddled beneath the tree, sobbing; for lost dreams and shattered hopes.