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The Ballerina and The Sad Violin Part 2

Updated on April 12, 2012

Sad Piano Love Beat

“Oh how I wish my momma was here to help me through this fight like she always used to when we were girls in pig tails and Sunday dresses.” Kalina kept walking the lonely concrete sidewalks with no aimed destination. When she finally snapped out of the anger state of mind, she realized that she had walked into the city and ended up right in front of her mother’s abandoned ballet studio. What where the odds of that happening? Is this a sign she thought. Was momma trying to tell her something? She looked both ways to see if there was anyone watching her. Once she saw she had a clean break she crept through the gap in the boards that barricaded the entrance.

It was dark and dingy and it had an old moldy smell that lingered behind. She walked over to the mirrors and held on to the bar that ran from one side of the mirrors to the other side. Her mind drifted, she heard the voice of momma call “Okay girls take position and Plié” The vision drifted away as her eyes began to fill with tears of sadness. She opened her eyes to find her mother’s ballet slippers and reached over and took them off the hook they rested on. She took them in her hands and held them close up and blew the dust off that housed itself. She slowly walked over to the bench that sat on the opposite side of the mirror and sat down. She removed one shoe and placed her foot within the slipper and laced up the pink Pointe shoe.

She met with happiness, and it placed a grin on her face. She walked over to the record player and laid the needle softly on the vinyl and waited for the tune to play. The Sad Piano Love Beat played and she began to tip toe in front of the mirror and heard her mother’s voice clearly guiding her steps. Her feet gracefully performed the Chassé. She heard the chant of her mother count in French, “Un, Deux, Trois, Quatre, Cinq, Six, Sept, Huit Neuf and Dix, AGAIN, Un, Deux, Trois, Quatre, Cinq, Six, Sept, Huit Neuf and Dix” It faded in with the sound of the piano playing. “What I would give just to have you back momma” as she danced her feet away.

“I must go now momma it was nice visiting with you again.” She removed her mother’s pink slippers and place them exactly how she found them and leaned forward to kiss them. “Till we meet again momma for this is not goodbye but see you soon.” She walked towards the door as she heard a loud breaking sound, like if the boards from the entrance were being removed. Kalina looked around to see if there was a place for her to hide afraid of who was coming in. She ran to the front reception desk and hid behind it. It was a male’s voice that echoed through the studio. He was a bum that lived in the city that used the studio as shelter during the night.

He wobbled in with a bottle of whisky trying to keep him stable. That did not go so well he fell flat on his behind and managed to spill half the bottle of whisky all over himself, while Kalina sat quietly hoping for him not to find her. She wondered how she was going to escape without making a sound. The man attempted to lift himself up and succeeded, Kalina now more afraid because he rose to his feet, so he was capable of anything at this point. He noticed her shoe sticking out from behind the desk and yelled “Who goes there? Show yourself at once!”

“What should I do oh god please help me” she heard his footsteps walking closer to the desk so she stood up very slowly and said crying “please don’t hurt me sir, My mother used to own this studio and I was passing and came in, please I beg don’t hurt me?”

“Lookie, what we have here? A pretty little lady! Come a little closer so I can see your pretty face dear?!”

“I beg you please don’t hurt me Sir, I will leave. I just want to go home.”

“I will let you go if you tell me your name?”

“My naaaame is Kalina, Kalina De Luca.”

“Kalina, what a pretty name” he said as he grinned and took one step closer.

Kalina took a few steps back as he took several steps closer. The wall came sooner than she expected. He had her up against the wall with no way or how of running. He wore a huge smile as if he had come across a scrumptious meal. He leaned up against her and sniffed her neck like if he was a dog of some sort. “Don’t be afraid I won’t bite!”

To be continued........


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    • profile image


      6 years ago

      And here I am;

      back again!

      You've devilishly done it again!

      Well crafted and beautifully delivered!


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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      what an awesome beautiful story I have to keep following Kalina,,, love your glad i found you.


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      6 years ago

      ......I have returned to one of my favorites by you - started at part one again which I see I reviewed 7 months ago and here I am at part 2 and to read now in chronological order ........ lake erie time ontario canada 11:00am

    • bellawritter23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Erica Sanchez 

      7 years ago from California

      Thank you Astra. He is really nasty. N I am sorry that you had one of these perverts in your life. Blessings

      smiles :)


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      Cathy Nerujen 

      7 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      I am thoroughly enjoying this hub, and the continuing saga. Wow, this guy is nasty, he reminds me of someone from my own past... Better rate this before heading to the next one. Awesome writing, Bella. ;D

    • bellawritter23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Erica Sanchez 

      7 years ago from California

      Saddle, Thank you a million times it means a great deal coming from the one and greatest writers himself!! I hope I can keep it intriguing enough to keep my readers.

      smiles :)


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      7 years ago

      I close my eyes and can see you standing there, peering into the abandoned empty house where excitement once lived and hearts were one together. Mother and daughters dancing to the music.

      Now to see the empty house, the mirrors reflecting back to your childhood and your mothers shoes to hold close to your breast. Then the sudden impact of an intruder into your dream world, now it's getting scary.

      I await with bated breath to read the next chapter. Well done my friend, you have your readers on the edge of our chairs.

    • bellawritter23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Erica Sanchez 

      7 years ago from California

      Always, Thank you very much I am very happy knowing I can draw your attention with my story. A book?? I really do hope so that would be a wish come true :)

      Ticks, Part 3 is up Part 4 will be coming soon.

      smiles :)


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      Talha Rehman 

      7 years ago from Lucknow India

      Waiting anxiously for the next part!!

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Wow, This is getting better. You made the drunk so visual. You've got a book to write, that's for sure!!


    • bellawritter23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Erica Sanchez 

      7 years ago from California

      Billy bear, It is a must I am sorry but tragedies and misfortunes have to happen to bring the story to life :( unfortunately Im sorry to disappoint....

      L.K., Thanks again :)

      smiles :)


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      L.K. Egooh 

      7 years ago from United States

      Nice Job. :)


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      7 years ago from Southern California

      You have persevered nicely, my dear friend. Talk about coming on strong, but I gotta tell you, I'll struggle with darker coming up...I can't bear to see anyone hurt..but, that said, I'm with you to the life included...

    • bellawritter23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Erica Sanchez 

      7 years ago from California

      Shygirl, I learned from the best I tried 2wice before and know I failed so I guess what they say third time is the charm ;) Yes very scary for her it is a challenge writing part three because of the tragedy that is about to occur we will see. (hint hint)

      smiles :)


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      7 years ago

      I love it!!! More, more...I cry. But, it has kept me on pins and needles, waiting for the next chapter, bella. How scary for Kalina. I am so proud of you are a great story teller, as well as a great poet. Do you know that?? : ) Up and awesome for sure!

    • bellawritter23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Erica Sanchez 

      7 years ago from California

      Nikki,You got it right on track ;) there is tragedies unfortunately and turmoil and grief and hurt and pain and sorrow and deception. It makes her snap!!! I will post it a little later I on it on the double!! I hope so I really see this story turning into one....

      Bumpsy, Yes part 3 coming right up in a few hours....

      Smiles :)


    • Bumpsysmum profile image


      7 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Oh dear, part 3 coming soon??? You left us on a cliffhanger - great hub dear friend :-)

    • Nikkij504gurl profile image

      Nikki Wicked 

      7 years ago from Louisiana

      Wow nice. CAnt wait til part 3. That dirty old bum better not hurt her! but something makes her go crazy right... aghh hurry up and post the next one blossom! this is really good. I feel a novel coming on!

    • bellawritter23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Erica Sanchez 

      7 years ago from California

      Wr1t3r, I am happy you enjoyed it and I will be posting the third part shortly thank you for the visit :)



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      Melanie Mason 

      7 years ago from Oregon

      I like it. It has be anxious to find out what will happen next.

    • bellawritter23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Erica Sanchez 

      7 years ago from California

      Acer, Yes and it will get darker you will have to stay tuned for part three. :D Thanks buddy!

      Sub, When I heard the music I was inspired to write the second part I couldn't help myself I do not want to run out of words I hope that doesn't become the case here Jim. Thanks for continuing to read.

      Becky, Thank you I am quite impressed myself as well I couldn't believe I wrote this lol thank you will have the 3rd one up very soon!!

      Cherry, Thanks for the kind words it is appreciated!

      smiles :)


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      January Moon 

      7 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      Great hub, voted up

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      7 years ago

      I am so impressed. Keep writing, I will be looking for the next part.

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      James W. Nelson 

      7 years ago from eastern North Dakota

      You are going good, girl. I am so impressed, and piano music, my other favorite, that and the violin. One bit of advice. When one is going good it "sometimes" is best to stop when you yet aren't ready to stop, rather than forging ahead until you run out of words. That is just "sometimes" You will know what works for you. I will look forward to the next part.

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      Mentalist acer 

      7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      ...and as this procession travels,we learn of Bella's darkness and possible light?;)


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