The Guitarist’s Inheritance
The Guitarist’s Inheritance was originally written for Task Six of the 2007-8 SlingInk Eurofiction Competition. The prompt used was "Write a story entitled 'The Inheritance'". Under its original title of - not surprisingly - The Inheritance, it was placed 18th equal out of a total field of 57. The (unnamed) judge commented that it was a "short, simple and affecting story. It's extremely economically written, which gives it a beautifully simple elegance."
The Guitarist’s Inheritance was published under its new ever-so-slightly more interesting title in Issue 16 of the online magazine apt, in July 2008.