The Magic Flute

This post written for Friday Fictioneers. My story follows the picture prompt below.

PHOTO PROMPT © Jan W. Fields

He loved traveling through Europe. However travel conditions were often terrible. Even before they began their travels they had to wait for the invitations from the nobility and promised reimbursements sometimes never materialized.

His first ink splattered composition had caught his father by surprise. His sister Nanneri always teased him about all time he spend with the clavier. Traveling with his sister they made new friends, among them their favorite was Johann. Together they preformed in competitions before the Emperor. But times grew worse. Now their finances depends on wealthy patrons in Hungary and Amsterdam.

“Long Live The Magic Flute.”




8 thoughts on “The Magic Flute

  1. patriciaruthsusan January 26, 2016 / 11:33 pm

    Good story based on history, Danny. I’ve often thought how difficult traveling then must have been. Payments for work done is still sometimes slow. Well done, Danny.

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  2. aliciajamtaas January 26, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    A great take on the prompt. I love how you created friends among the musicians, which I’m sure happened often.

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  3. gahlearner January 23, 2016 / 5:03 pm

    Seeing the fame we often forget the hardship. Always depending on nobilitiy’s favours isn’t an easy life.

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  4. draliman January 22, 2016 / 5:49 am

    A tough time to be travelling the world, even for a musical genius.

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