Five sentence fiction: Diversions
After the disappointing run at the Boston marathon, Patricia needed some kind of distraction to get over her failure to complete the marathon run.
She was disheartened by her friend Tracy, whose letter at the last minute destroyed her confidence.
Her mother suggested she could spend some time with her cousin Andrea, Andrea was an accomplished pianist , she volunteered to give Pat piano lessons.
The two liked each others company, Pat was doing well in the lessons better than anyone her cousin had taught, within a year Pat was playing the piano well enough to compete in the yearly music festival.
Pat registered in the competition, her cousin warned her not to expect too much, “enjoy playing for the audience,” Andrea told her cousin, Pat learned from her earlier failure in the marathon not to expect too much, she entered the competition without any expectation, the audience loved her performance, , the adjudicator was impressed with her showing, he placed her third, everything went well, Patricia gave up running and concentrated on becoming an accomplished pianist like her cousin!