The Music Box

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Feb 19, 2018 - Fiction - 94 pages

 A victim of obligation, Gabrielle spends her days slogging away in a dead-end job, fending off the unwanted advances of her manager. At night, she spoon-feeds memories to her mother, a resident at an assisted-living facility, which specializes in dementia.

The only high-point in her life is Luciano, the grandson of another patient. When his grandmother passes away, Luciano bequeaths Gabrielle an antique music box, which plays a hauntingly familiar tune, her mother’s favorite song.

However, the music box hides a dark secret, one which could rip apart the budding relationship. Once the truth is revealed, Gabrielle must decide what she is willing to sacrifice for love.

About the author (2018)

This story is dedicated to my first muse, my mother, who passed prior to the publication of this story. It was written during the final weeks of her life. I hope her memory will live on in these pages.

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