World renowned jazz trombonist Jack Threlfall helps his younger colleague (who narrates) kick the drug habit in 60’s Paris, and in so doing is responsible for producing the happiness high-peak of the younger man’s life; his marriage to Stella.
We fast-forward about 30 years. The two musicians meet up again. It’s pay-back time. But Jack is now a changed man, so paying back will be difficult … Even so, our narrator can cope quite readily with such issues. He’ll have something up his sleeve no doubt; a made-up solution.
For him, life is a game of musical-chairs. It’s a game he excels at, for while others are petrified by the thought of not being able to find a chair to sit on when the music stops, he knows he has his method to fall back on. He’s well prepared to play this game in all those moments of all those years that lie ahead, until one day that is …
‘Thus we spin around us infinitely fine filaments and construct for ourselves a system’
Copyright © 2012 Geraint Ellis.
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events or locales is entirely coincidental