For our final trio prompt of the year, write about any topic you wish, but make sure your post features a bookcase, something cracked, and a song you love.

– It’s getting late and you have to get home in time for dinner. Go get your coat and don’t forget your books. We are done for today.

He says politely goodby and leaves. I close the piano. At last. I have a headache. Now is time to relax. No more students till tomorrow. I play some old songs just for the fun of it and I finish with Billy Joel’s Piano Man.

Suddenly I hear a strange noise coming from the living room.
– someone there?
Now I hear furtive steps and someone breathing in the kitchen. I take a look at the room and see everything upside down, the bookcase emptied, all the books on the floor, the big clock cracked…

I’m terrified. A burglar is at home. He must have entered the apartment when my students were coming and going. I have no time to think. I run for the door to escape. At the last second, I hear steps behind me. I panic. I have just enough time to close and lock the door from outside.
The intruder is yelling and banging the door. I hope he won’t be able to go out till the police arrive.

Final Trio.


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