Sometimes music isn't played for pleasure. An emotional short story, 2,700 words.
Also available in the short story collection Divert To The Periphery - See Author's page.
Captain James Fletcher is gradually re-building his shattered life.
The trauma of his experience on the Western Front is still very raw and his mental afflictions far worse than any physical injuries.
He meets the enigmatic Celia Hammond under tragic circumstances, and begins to think that life might take on some form of normality.
But how did Celia's brother die? What really happened the night he first heard the strains of Chopin, Nocturne Number Eight, Opus Twenty Seven?