Copyright: Claire Fuller

He would no longer cower as one of the mindless drones trudging through the day to serve their riches. They wouldn’t forget his name again.

He had spent months learning to hit the note just right, the seventh note in a harmonic minor scale, the note that was adjusted up a half step centuries ago to hide its true nature. Back then composers were executed for witchcraft if they harmonized this note in their work, but it couldn’t stay hidden forever.

He took his place among the candles and relics perfectly positioned around him. This would be unforgettable.


This story represents my entry to Friday Fictioneers



10 thoughts on “Unforgettable

  1. I don’t understand the music technology stuff but I get the general idea from the context. I really like the way you’ve left the rest of the story to the reader’s imagination. Something for me to chew on.

  2. Excellent Lewis I really enjoyed the story and the defiance of the character to break convention, all strength to him.

  3. I think I know what happens. He hits the forbidden note and all crowd around him and say “Wow, it’s Memorex!” And he goes on to invent Memorex and happy ever after! Am I right?

  4. The study and application of harmonics in everyday life is a secret well kept. i like the way your story hinted at the underpinnings of history. Well done.



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