Ideabird 4/9/2012

Young brother Lauro loves to sing, but the elder monks joke that his voice makes crows fall dead from the trees. So the boy's apprencticed to the deaf old bell-ringer. When the old abbot dies he finds his spirit can linger, and he enters the heads of his various brothers. When he hears Lauro sing, from inside Lauro's head, it's the voice of an angel. How can he tell the others not to let the boy go deaf?

© Tony Jonick 2013