“The New Chord” / Memorable Fancies #743

      The old musician walked carefully down the street toward home. I’ve heard everything, he thinks, all the music my century knows. I’m very old and I can’t seem to die. There’s nothing left to do or say, and even this I barely remember minute to minute.

      But then he heard a tune a child nearby was playing on a pennywhistle. Not the basic tune itself, which seemed ordinary enough, but the structure, the hints of what might at one time have been a novel chord progression now reduced to single notes sprawled out over time. Something new. Something he’d never heard before.

       He reached home intending to call a friend, tell him of his discovery. But who was he about to call? Why? There must have been something new to say …

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THE SUNDAY PITCH

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