Contemporary Literature

An Unfinished Score by Elise Blackwell

By Elise Blackwell

As she prepares dinner for her husband and
their nuclear family, Suzanne hears at the radio
that a jetliner has crashed and her lover is dead.
Alex Elling was once a well known orchestra conductor.
Suzanne is a live performance violist, lengthy unhappy with
her marriage to a composer whose track turns
emotion into inspiration. Now, extra by myself than
she’s ever been, she needs to grieve secretly. yet as
complex as that attempt is, it pales with the coming of
Alex’s widow, who blackmails her into completing
the rating for Alex’s unfinished viola concerto.
As Suzanne struggles to maintain her double lifestyles a
secret from her husband, from her most sensible friend,
and from the opposite participants of her quartet, she
is ate up through thoughts of a wealthy love affair
saturated with song. more and more manipulated by
her lover’s widow and laid low with the concerto’s
many layers, Suzanne realizes she could lose
everything she’s spent her lifestyles operating for.
A tale of affection, loss, intercourse, classification, and betrayal,
this psychologically compelling novel explores
the ways in which artists’ lives and paintings have interaction, the
nature of relationships between ladies as friends
and opponents, and what it ability to make a life
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I need to find Noah! ” “Shhh . . shhh. It’s okay, Nate. I’m here with you. Noah isn’t here, but I am. Come back and cuddle with me. ” Nate looked uncertain. Unwilling. Hesitantly, he crawled back into my arms, and I noticed his breathing was quick and rapid. My own pulse matched his as my worry escalated. “It’s okay, sweetie. Close your eyes and think happy thoughts. Like . . hot chocolate on a snowy day. With marshmallows. You love that, right? Or a puppy’s wet little nose? One who likes to kiss you hello.

Except for my headache that is pounding in my brain. The policemen leave. The doctor asks to speak to Daddy outside. ” Daddy asks me. I shrug my shoulders. I will be okay if Daddy goes. It doesn’t matter. Because I feel like I am alone whether Daddy is with me or not. 43 10 Ashley The night of Nate’s hospital visit, I made sure that I was home in time for dinner. I had called Pete to let him know that I would pick up Swiss Chalet, Nate’s favourite, on my way home. I doled out the chicken and ribs.

I slam into the door. But I’m not fast enough. Dad grabs me. He picks me up. He is holding me too tight. My arms feel all tingly. It’s weird. I’m so scared. “No, no, no . ” I scream. I need to get away. I punch Daddy. I don’t want to. I love Daddy. But I punch him. I need to go outside. “No Daddy . . no, no, nooo! ” 41 My dad holds tighter. I kick hard. As hard as I can. Daddy calls for help. He yells so loud it hurts my ears. Two doctors rush over. ” one asks. “I don’t know,” Daddy answers. ” I’m more scared now that the doctors are asking questions.

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