A-Z Challenge Day 3

Short stories featuring musical instruments and those who play them!




aaa11Claud never sought marriage. But that’s not to say he knows not love.  Oh no.

She stands in the corner of the boudoir. He gazes longingly at her. Her flowing curves, her slender neck. He‘s overcome with passion. Slowly he strolls toward her then tenderly takes her in his arms. He caresses her, strokes her and she softly hums a tune. 

Tomorrow, they go away on tour. In halls and theatres, they’ll entrance and captivate their audiences with their love for one another. 

For it is said,  the cello bears the closest sound to a human voice. 

Play on Claud, play on.


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43 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge Day 3

  1. Denise Apr 3, 2021 / 00:31

    Oh, I am going to have to go listen to my Elgar cello concerto CDs.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 3, 2021 / 00:44

      It is, and it certainly can be which is exactly what led me to write this piece. Thanks Gail.


  2. Frédérique Apr 3, 2021 / 09:34

    A passionate love story! I love cello, such a deep and rich music.


  3. Brett Minor Apr 3, 2021 / 15:35

    I used to own a tattoo shop. One of my tattooists played the cello. She would bring it in and play it when she had no clients. So, we had cello accompaniment every day. It was awesome.

    Visiting from A to Z
    Blogging at Transformed Nonconformist

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 3, 2021 / 15:42

      That must have been amazing! I’ve often thought dentists should have them, they are so calming!


  4. Arti Jain Apr 3, 2021 / 16:07

    So delicately done Keith. Loved it. This piece flowed like music.

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  5. Liam Apr 3, 2021 / 17:33

    There’s always room for cello.


  6. Sunra Rainz Apr 3, 2021 / 18:28

    It’s my favourite string instrument. Always sounds a bit mournful somehow. Nice write, Keith👌

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  7. Yvonne Lewis Apr 3, 2021 / 19:14

    I love music, could play the piano at an early age love both classical an modern music.. Loved your c post.

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  8. jenne49 Apr 3, 2021 / 19:18

    I love this. You really had me fooled.
    I remember the first time I saw Jacqueline du Pré play the cello. She was totally one with the instrument. I’d love to see the ballet about her music. Her cello was a male dancer.

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    • jenne49 Apr 3, 2021 / 19:21

      Ooh, just found the ballet on YouTube! Excellent! Thank you for the inspiration.

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      • Keith's Ramblings Apr 4, 2021 / 10:33

        She is amazing and inspired many to take up the instrument. I wasn’t aware of the ballet, I’ll be looking it up. Thanks, Jenne.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 4, 2021 / 10:28

      Me too. It has become a more popular instrument for young people to learn in recent years.


  9. Sascha Darlington Apr 5, 2021 / 00:50

    I fell in love with the sound of the cello late, but I think it will be enduring. Lovely piece, Keith! 🙂

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  10. Anne Nydam Apr 5, 2021 / 17:15

    I fell in love with the cello, love at first note, when I was about 5 years old. I played for many years, but sadly don’t pick it up very often any more. But then my daughter chose to learn cello, so I had many years of her music, too. =)
    Black and White: C for Camelot

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