Something About Violins

All Rights Reserved ©

Summary

The mental collapse of an unnamed man following the departure of his lover into the depths of the cosmos.

Genre:
Poetry / Scifi
Author:
LeoNation
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
1
Rating:
4.8 5 reviews
Age Rating:
13+

---

Something about violins. Something about the strong and unchallenged resonance. About the draw of the bow, and how horsehair and metal yarn meet and make something so pure and clean and wonderful. How the hollow frame was nothing more than sanded wood, its interior unknown and visible only through the ∫-shaped holes.

How the chin rested on its maple frame and how the hand so carelessly caressed the scroll at the end. The design was intricate and simple, clean and beautiful. But more than all else was the voice, the beautiful voice.

Oh how she sang, this body of wood. The tone was so soft and so powerful. The voice throbbed with its majestic and flourished words and came together into one melody, one conversation. Like words exchanged with your childhood love, the violin filled your heart with excitement and warmth.

And oh, the greatest part, how it echoed.

I remembered her face. She used to love violins. She loved to sit late at night, strumming and tuning the chords. Hours later, deep into the night, I would awake out of a wishful oblivion to hear the most beautiful songs. I heard the songs sang by the sirens that ran sailors of ancient aground, and I heard the gusts of wind that crossed the Mediterranean with the smell of spices on the breeze.

I heard the lyre of Orpheus when he journeyed into the underworld, and I heard his sorrow at the loss of his wife. I heard the world grow, and the gardens of Eden of burn. I heard the wisdom of scholars and the might of kings. I learned everything I knew from four cords, a bow and delicate fingers. Fingers that remain somewhere out there, taking out core samples of some distant moon, or covering her eyes from the light of some distant sun.

She should’ve stayed. If she hadn’t gone, the world would have sent another up there to witness her comets and repair her machines. If she hadn’t gone, my heart wouldn’t be gutted and the windows wouldn’t sit open for eternity. If she hadn’t gone, the cornfields never would have burned and her son never would have died. If she hadn’t gone, I wouldn’t have to wake up in the night and cry, not because I’m lonely but because I miss her voice and her melody and her conversations with the wind in the night through that damned hollow frame of wood.

Something about violins, and songs in the night, and childhood loves and the colors beyond the spectrum. Something about love and hearts and humanity.

I decided to burn the violin. I hoped it would do something, anything to heal. I hoped it would burn my memory of her, of her face and of her smile. Of her laugh and kisses and songs in the night.

But this hollow frame of wood was now a flame, and the smoke rose into my lungs and filled me, and the ashes of what had once been beautiful remained. The songs were still in my head and they would never leave. I thought back to a time light-years ago, waking up in the nights, hearing her sing in the living room.

I remembered hearing her songs and her stories. They weren’t just her melodies; they were the breaths of the world, of everything that would ever be. They were the rings of Saturn and the blazing of the sun. And I heard her playing, in some distant world on some distant planet where humanity would actually survive. I heard her look up, towards the bright suns in the sky and the new constellations of a new galaxy still open to interpretation. I heard her play a song of the universe. A song of me and her. I knew she was out there, thinking of me. Playing for me.

And oh, the greatest part, how it echoed.


Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

Zmiller2007: Overall, the story is fantastic and highly creative. Of course, there has been numerous sci-fi books and movies written, and it's easy to repeat the work of others, often unintentionally. You have not done that here. Your story and plot is all very original. Most importantly, your characters are ...

Artican11: You understood the story and its need very well. Which is why the choice of the writing style from first person narration that matches the character's own personality and traits. Also, you kept the interest going and attention locked on the whole story. Good job

ashleenkhiggins: This book is so original and I can't stop reading it!

ThatSecludedKid: Love this story. It was one of the best stories I've read in a while. Girlfriend we need more books like this.❤

Amy McDuff-Leigh: Great read. Love paranormal with a love story. Intertwined. Can't wait to read the next novel.

Yusra: Amazing plot and wonderful story altogether.

Heather: I would have gave it 5 star⭐ but it left me wanting more. Once I started reading it I couldn't stop. I just want to know was she pregnant is that why she is sick? Also what happens with Derek and his dad.

Puya Tenshi: Ok SO! I really like this book, like everyone should give it a try Lmao! I’m still so confused on who the main girl is gonna end up with😂😂 like my mind is blown! I don’t know what to think and I don’t say that at all with books but like I’m loss for words😂 I’m kinda hoping she ends up with his br...

More Recommendations

Jeremiah Benware: I would recommend proofreading your work.

Blare: The grammar is wonky sometimes but I understood it. I don't know how I would recommend this story since I'm foreign and don't know many people how can read English. I read as a form of relaxation before sleep.

mpaulinemofokeng84: Loved it and would love to finish the whole book

Mhiz Iva Swit: Ok dear how are we doing all kill

Tanushree: I like the story not assumed that this is the end.

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.