42. Songbook for the criminally insane

Songbook for the criminally insane.

The title hooked Maria so she flipped open the dusty cover. She was greeted by page after page of frenzied melodies, clearly the work of some 17th century madman composer randomly dotting the note-bars with his quill.

Yet as she closer inspected the notes there appeared to be some method in the madness. These were dissonant notes but they were not trusted to paper by sheer luck. She suspected some hidden message lurking beneath the ink blots.



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9 thoughts on “42. Songbook for the criminally insane

  1. DCTdesigns says:

    Very interesting write. One typo – into an asylum, where here (her) crackling humming voice.

  2. Brieuse Bernhard Piers-Gûdmönd says:

    Great plot and so well told…

  3. vb holmes says:

    Now that’s an obsession. Good story.

  4. Those self-fulfilling prophecies can be a bummer…lol
    Good one!

  5. Fantastic. I think above all I just love the idea that you have here. Perhaps a recurrence of this book might be fun. 🙂

  6. Tarina says:

    Hahaha! Didn’t see that coming. This is great.

  7. Oh dear! Actually there was a song composed by a Hungarian composer by the name of Rezso Seress in 1933. The song was called ‘Gloomy Sunday’ and was reported to have driven many people to suicide. the song was later banned. Rezso himself finally commited suicide after a failed attempt left him hospitalized. The power of music – go figure…

  8. Frances D says:

    An acquaintance years back, an inventor, became obsessed with bringing his latest project to market. He gave up his job. Finally ended up sofa surfing at friends because he was homeless. Spent his days contacting companies. Spent his last dime going to Europe to show it to companies there. Hope none of the execs had any sharp pencils on their desks. Great work.

  9. rosellezubey says:

    Having the purpose of the book be to drive people insane is really a great twist. I really love those kind of stories. It is well written, too. Keep up the great work.

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