For what seemed like many weeks, Lenny passionately practiced the song his uncle taught him. He practiced in his bedroom before school, at his secret spot during recess, Mondays after school with Mr. Trumbo, and in his bedroom before he went to sleep. Lenny’s mom loved going to the beach, and it only took them fifteen minutes to walk to the beach from their house. Whenever his mom went to the beach, Lenny brought his violin. It was his favorite spot away from school. The park was also one of his trusted spots. Lenny and his new violin had become inseparable.
Notes: You are reading an excerpt from my 1st children’s picture book, Violen. Yes, I missed including some text on a previous post, so I will call this one page 4.5. Violen is a story about a young boy who has an extraordinary gift and passion to play the violin. If you like my story, please share this post. Thanks for your support. Image shot by Albert Montes and edited by me using an iPhone and Glaze app.
Violen p. 9
Both young and old in the auditorium absorbed the sweet sounds of his strings as Tim bowed one song after another. Lenny had the best seat in the house; center stage right next to Tim. Lenny sat patiently by his uncle waiting for his turn to play his song. It was the one song that the young violinist knew how to play with all of his heart and skill.
Tim took the microphone to introduce his nephew. It was Lenny’s turn. The audience watched and listened with joy as Violen held the neck of his instruments with one hand and the other end of the violin under his chin.
Weeks of practice all boiled down to this brief yet heavy moment. The young violinist on center stage began to sweep his bow across the strings, with his fingers confidently pressing down on the frets for every note.
Notes: You are reading an excerpt from my 1st children’s picture book, Violen. Violen is a story about a young boy who has an extraordinary gift and passion to play the violin. I will be sharing a page or two a day. Follow along, and if you like my story, please tag your friends or share a link of this post. Thanks for your support. Image shot by Albert Montes and edited by me.