Musical expressions can be rooted in thoughts going through the mind that cannot be expressed in words; it also drives the behavior and that behavior may not be the best of expressions.
Earnest the trumpet player a fixture on Bourbon street’s Jazz clubs & bars where he performed his musical gifts as a guest band member or solo artist. But outside of his musical expression he had a lost mind.
Earnest got hooked up with a woman who became the love of his life. It would have been a fairy tale end; except for he didn’t want his love to do stuff like dance, or go anywhere. Strange for a musician to be against dance. Yet, this and fabricated jealousy consumed his mind. His love went to Mardi Gras; after she returned; he murdered her. Now sitting in an asylum with those thoughts and no trumpet to let them out.
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For What Pegman Saw flash fiction challenge of 150 words or less. This week’s prompt is New Orleans, Louisiana.