Short stories tagged with Piano

Listing 12 stories.

Set around the 1940s, a thirteen-year-old boy pursues the purchase of a puppy he saw in a newspaper ad, and receives an unexpected sexual experience from the woman who sells him the dog.

The prideful uncle of a child piano prodigy pushes the girl to the detriment of her craft. A veteran musician warns him of the future that lies ahead.

Following the death of her father, a prominent country doctor, a young girl must navigate both her dream of being a music teacher and her position as the eldest child in the family.

A young eleven-fingered Jewish pianist, who might fulfill the legacy of a 19th century virtuoso composer before her, falls victim to the political climate of Nazi Germany. A fictional biography about an eleven-fingered virtuoso pianist's the legacy, which dies with a Jewish child prodigy during the rise of Hitler's Germany.

In the absence of his parents, a young boy reluctantly turns to his elderly maid for help when his piano teacher starts to make inappropriate advances on him.

After the death of her son, a Japanese mother visits Hawaii every year and builds relationships in the small town where he died.

A man who couldn't afford a piano as a child stops to play one in a store as his companion thinks about his potential and the importance of self-confidence.

A young Armenian boy in California is confronted with the fact that the world is changing and he is growing up when he and his brother break the wheel of their bicycle because they have gotten too big for it.

A woman who is not content with life and fears staying in one place works as a traveling writer, recording her thoughts and interactions on tape recorders and finding different lovers in each place she visits.

A second-generation Russian immigrant living in contemporary Michigan finds himself caught up in a sad but emotive group of friends when he takes a continuing education course on Intermediate German.