Overture – Martin Gosling – 940 words (Romance)
A nurse tries to help her elderly father replace a precious record that he has broken. Her search leads to more than she could have imagined…
Maggie nodded her thanks to the girl behind the music counter and pushed her way through the bead curtain. The room was lined with shelves of old records, each section marked with the name of the artist; all long dead and half forgotten. Not unlike the archives at the General Hospital, she mused. On a bench at the far end of the room were two old wind-up gramophones, partly dismantled. She looked again at the note her father had written in his slow, spidery handwriting.
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