The Ballerina and The Sad Violin Part 1

Sad Violin

This short story is dedicated to two special people Subron and Shygirl2. They both have inspired me and pushed me to do it. So this is to you two! A special tha

I am a ballerina; I am a ballerina, she whispered as she sat rocking on the bed of her dorm room. Her little boom box was set on repeat to play the sound of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 5. It echoed throughout the corridor of the 3rd floor, psychiatric ward.

The door creaked open and in slipped Nurse Nardovino she tipped toed over to her bed side “Kalina, it’s time for your medication.”

“Ssshhh, no talking Alinna is on stage, doesn’t she look so beautiful.”

Nurse Nardovino turned and looked at the light pale blue wall of the dorm room “Yes, she does Kalina.”

Kalina turned to look at her and shouted with anger “Liar, you’re a liar! Don't you lie to me!You don’t mean it!” as her voice reduced in volume into a whisper almost as if she wanted to cry “She is there, can’t you see her? Her pink tutu it’s there, I promise!”

“I see her Kalina, I promise I see her! Here take this; it will help you sleep tonight.” Kalina grabbed the little white paper cup out of the nurse’s hand and drank the little white pill that sat inside it. Nurse Nardovino leaned over and kissed her on the forehead and walked over to the door and slipped out the way she slipped in.

Kalina, having another bad evening?” asked Nurse Rodgers.

I suppose so, she stares at the wall saying Alinna is there but it’s just a fragment of her imagination.

“Has anyone heard or seen Alinna?”

No, last heard was that she was performing at the Ambrose Theater. They say that Alinna performs with a porcelain mask and hides her scars. Kalina is very sorry for what she did but there is no way of turning back the hands of time. What was done is done.”

“Poor girls, it was truly a sad tragedy.”

“It sure was; it sure was.”

“My face distorted, these scars will never heal! They are marks made by the hands of my own blood. We were sisters, twin sisters! Born seconds apart, how could she?” Alinna caressed her face looking into the shattered mirror on the wall. Surgeons said there was nothing they could do to restore the beautiful features she possessed before her tragedy. The marks where branded for life. . Alinna was the prettier of the two and knew she was. Her beauty always gave her lead in all recitals. Alinna isolated herself but still tipped toed to the sad violin! A family of four was now a family of one

The Lina sisters drifted apart after the death of their parents. Their parents were involved in a four car collision right outside of the city, on their way to watch their twin daughter’s recital. The sisters had just turned 18. Kalina took lead as she was the first to be exposed to oxygen. She attained a day job to support both of them. Alinna carried on her education and attended a performing arts school where she continued to perfect ballet, a talent and gift that was nurtured at birth. Madalae, their mother was a ballet instructor and also danced as a child herself. Kalina frustrated because now a second job consumed her soul. She had absolutely no free time. Alinna’s classes were not cheap very pricey and costly. Kalina was growing tired of working day and night to provide a living for Alinna.

“Alinna, I really think it’s time that you retire your ballet slippers, I cannot continue to slave myself while you’re out at all hours enjoying your life.”

“Well no one told you to play mommy to me” as she peeked her head around the wall that divided the kitchen from the front room.

“You are very immature and juvenile Alinna, here I am cooking, working, cleaning and slaving myself for you and you are absolutely ungreatful”

“Sounds like a personal problem to me” as Alinna’s voice trailed up the staircase

Kalina dropped the stirring spoon that she was using to prepare the meal and stampeded up the staircase following Alinna. Alinna slammed the door behind her as Kalina reached for the handle and flung the door open. “Alinna how could you be so ungrateful knowing what we have been through? I find it very hard to believe that you show no emotion towards me as your provider and sister.”

“Get over it Kalina, I will figure out a way to do it for myself quit your job I don’t care get over it your such a mother.”

“Yes, I am like a mother. Our mother rests in peace and taught us well. What has gotten in to you? You have changed so much you are not what momma raised us to be!” Kalina nearly in tears left Alinna to be by herself and marched down the stairs and out the front door…..



To be continued....

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SubRon7 5 years ago from eastern North Dakota

Bella, oh Bella, this was so beautiful, the story, the violin music that causes me tears and your profile pic, everything goes so well together. Thank you for something very beautiful.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Sub, Ya know I was afraid to get an email from your with some guidance and I said God please let Jim be the first to comment I kept his tips in mind and followed. I really do hope he finds it and reads it and likes it. Cause without him I wouldn't have been able to write it well besides the big man himself. But thank you very much and will be posting the second part to it hopefully soon it was originally written as a poem but I decided to make it a short story!! thanks again for all your support

smiles :)

bella


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

P.S. you made my day really you did!! I just expected one person to be by and that was you. I am greatful for you!!


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SubRon7 5 years ago from eastern North Dakota

Bella, I did wonder, I even thought of sending an email just to ask "Did you write this?" I'm not surprised, I knew you had it in you. This is truly beautiful, Bellawritter23, and you are making my day too.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

I am crying of happiness because the story is coming with flow really my hands just typing and yes it is me writing it lol!!


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

A tragedy of being hidden.

AHhh,a tragedy...bring forth the procession dear gifted Bella!;)


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

I will bring it forth only if I have readers like you that enjoy what I write :)

bella


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Bumpsysmum 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

A truly beautiful piece and I'm off to read part 2 with baited breath :-)


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Bumpsys, Thank you I am glad you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoy writing it!!

smiles :)

bella


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epigramman 5 years ago

..well no doubt you have caught the eye of the epi-man with this one - I simply adore the (classical) ballet and of course sad violin music too (if you really want 'sad' listen to the viola da gamba) and all of this combined in one most beautiful read by the radiant BELLAWRITTER23 - I'm in (Hub) Heaven!!!!!!


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Epi, I thank you from the bottom of my heart and I cant express how thankful I am for you to leave your thoughts and Epiness within my hubs. I will have to listen to the viola de gamba thanks for the tips there is a piano youtube video on the second one which I love! ;)

smiles :)

bella


shygirl2 5 years ago

Wow bella!! I knew you had it in you...the gift to write a beautiful and touching story. What did I tell you?? ; ) I am very impressed and pleased with your efforts. You did not disappoint me, nor shall you anyone for that matter. I am off to read part 2. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful story. : ) Ingenious!


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Shygirl, Hey you inspired me what could I say. I always wanted to try but was afraid to fail. I still am but what the heck I only live once. Right?? Thank you....

smiles :)

bella


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

You are an inspiration my dear friend. You most definitely have a talent for this form of writing as well. I'll most certainly follow your lead, and although lax in my obligation to you (nearly done though). I would be grateful if you would consider me for further illustrations in response to such beautiful images you paint. I would approach this very special writing differently, though. Let me know if you're interested, I could provide a sketch or two...

Again, I'm in awe of you..you never cease to amaze me.

Much love,

billy bear..


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L.K. Egooh 5 years ago from United States

Very nice.

L.K.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Billy Bear it has been in me to write a short story but I was afraid as I had attempted several times before and failed this is the third time and so far so good we will continue and see where it leads me. And yes I will be needing a Book cover designed and you are on my go to man so be ready!!

L.K. Egooh, Thank you very much!!

smiles :)

bella


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Bella, This is really good, i mean REALLY good. I'm sure that you will write more stories, this is just the beginning.

Cheers (: D


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Way cool!!!!!...you make me very happy in so many ways..thank you soooo much...

Oh and I got the three drawings inked today, so by tomorrow I should have them colored and uploaded - I know you'll like them...although let me know if they need corrections...

And gearing up for your cover, baby...I'm ready to kick butt... I'm going to capture your spirit and blow you away...

I'm with always exploring,and then some, your writing here is REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY good!!!"

I swear number three really did have me wanting to kill...now that's incredible writing....


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

This really is a lovely and powerful piece of writing. Sad and beautiful at the same time. sigh


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Always, Lol you make me smile with knowing that I have given something to entertain the mind, hank you.

BB., lol you are truly a great and dear friend to me and I cherish that :)

Hyphen, Thank you very pleased to have you read what I find a passion.

smiles :)

bella


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

What a gripping yet sad story. You are very expressive in your feelings, I can see the imagery, I can hear the voices between daughter and mother, I can feel the pain and the collision coming. So sad and so often felt between twins and family.

Separating the two can often have devastating affects. I look forward to reading the second chapter, you are like Mercury as you lay your pen to paper and show your true talent as not only a poet but a creative short story writer. Hugs


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Saddle, Thank you for taking the time to read what I have written it has defincately been a challenge for me and will continue to be but I will give it my all and continue to do the best that I can. I appreciate you and your warmth and the kind words you speak and think of me. Once again thank you.

smiles :)

bella


Lady_Tenaz 5 years ago

good job chica! I liked it.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

thanks J. I appreciate the comment and your presence as always a pleasure!!

smiles :)

bella


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

This is lovely. I love the dancer story and the same character from your ballet poem. You are a great writer. Love the whole dance theme. I wish more hubbers wrote like this. :)


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Astra, THhank you I danced all the way through high school and I cherish the dancer. I appreciate your kind comment and thoughts

bella


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Hmmm. Bella, the Dancer.... I feel a poem coming on....You better look out, bbE....ha ha ha


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

bella

up/awesome/beautiful and shared

man can you write

write on girl!!!!!!!!

kimberly


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Billy Bear, lol uh oh spahgetti O, I cant wait!!!

Kimmie, you are the best and thank you for the kind comments as always!!!!

smiles :)

bella


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Bella. I think I read three or four episodes of this series. I'm surpriesed there is no comment. I will come back to this later.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California Author

Lol Thanks Birds I appreciate the feedback and the visit :) greatly appreciate.

bella


NikiiLeeReyes 4 years ago

This moved me so...

A beautiful tragedy...

and so the story unfolds......

-nika


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bellawritter23 4 years ago from California Author

Thank you Nikki I appreciate it the story is off to a start :)

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