Whistler Girl

“We called her the ‘Whistler Girl.’ Nobody knew her name or where she came from. One day she was just here-no bags, no money, no car or bike, no family or friends. The only thing she had with her were the flowers in her hair and her pretty white flute.”

“Why is she such a legend then?”

“…There was just something about her. Her looks, her personality, who she was-it was just all so irrelevant, all so bland…”

“…Until?”

“Until she picked up that flute.”

“Ah, a musician.”

“Not exactly. Not really. You could tell she wasn’t a professional, but when she played…I don’t know, it was like she hypnotized us, almost. The song she played-it was always the same one-it just did something to everyone.”

“Describe it. The song I mean.”

“It was…it was soft, and quite, but it was the only thing you heard. It told a story. It explained a life. It sounded so important, like if you were to stop listening, something drastic, something tragic would happen to you. And the song just kept building, like a crescendo except the louder it got, the quieter the notes were. It was like a lullaby, except it woke you up. It brought you to life.”

“Wow.”

“Yeah.”

“So what happened to her?”

“Nothing. Or everything. We don’t know. She left like she came: a mystery. She never gave us a name or the destination she was headed to. After a few nights with us, she left one evening, leaving her bare footprints in the sand. She never said goodbye. The last thing we heard from her was the soft, silent whistles of her flute.

“And that’s why you call her—"

“The Whistler Girl.”

Whistler Girl

explicitlyerica

Joined August 2012

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I really love this piece c: This was originally for a Pictures and Prompts meme I did over on Tumblr, and I had this amazing picture to go along with it, but I have no idea how to upload a picture on a written work on this site, which sucks.
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