The Piano #FridayFotoFiction


Miser Max was what they called him.

First behind his back and then to his face. He used public transport if and when he ventured out of his house. He used meal coupons. The pensioner was wearing the same clothes for as long as he, or anyone else, could remember. Strangely, he never flinched when paying for piano lessons for his favourite nephew.

When Max passed away a letter reached his now adult nephew. The only request that piece of paper held was, ‘Play the piano at my funeral’.

Max had taken his due for the lessons, everyone snickered.

His nephew began playing Max’s favourite song. As his fingers punched the familiar keys he felt something was different. And it was, with each punch and tune a panel near his feet slid open a little more. It opened fully to reveal bundle upon bundle of currency notes stacked neatly.


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  1. Guru dakshina as we call in hindi. Amazing story – a passion, a love not everyone can understand. Beautiful touchy tale Mayuri.

  2. Such a thoughtful uncle actually! But it must have been hard for him to suffer without a glitch. Lovely M, as always.

  3. Some persons remain a puzzle even after their deaths! Felt the protagonist was very much like a coconut… a nut for onlookers but a tender caring person from inside.
    A complete story!
    – Anagha From Team MocktailMommies

  4. What a twist…who would have thought the nephew was going to get so lucky. Uncle must surely have loved him so much!!!

  5. Lovely! Truth can be absolutely different from what is perceived. You have showcased a beautiful bond.

  6. Looks can be deceptive. Nice twist to the tale, May. as usual enjoy reading all your fiction. 🙂

  7. Wow that’s a story with a twist. Loved it 🙂 .. Amazing that you were able to capture it in so few words ..

  8. Woof! Only you could come with such fascinating story! This is awesome. I always love what you write, be it fiction, masala movie reviews, quotes etc. I feel that storytelling comes to you naturally and that’s why am a big fan of your work, I must have said this umpteenth time. 🙂

  9. Some people live by example and some become one in death. Beautiful story. 🙂

  10. Hi Mayuri! This is beyond brilliant, Okay! I enjoyed this read throughly. Love and Cheers!

  11. The nephew must stay indebted in his entire life!! what a beautiful story.

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