A-Z Challenge Day 6

Short stories featuring musical instruments and those who play them!



oI walked past the bandstand with my friend Rosey. The brass band was playing. It was quite jolly! I’ve often thought it would be nice to be part of one.

’I’d really like a French Horn’ I said.

She said she’d prefer a chocolate eclair and started dragging me in the direction of the cafe. I explained that I was referring to the musical instrument, not pâtisserie française, and in any case, it’s a cream horn. We ended up having coffee and millefeuilles!

‘I’ve always fancied having a toot on a flute’ she said.

I suggested we go to the music store and she could have a try. She said she didn’t want to ruin her lipstick.

‘Actually, I’d quite like a fiddle’ I said.

‘Cheeky!’ she giggled! 

‘Did you know’ I said, ‘the smallest instrument is a pair of finger cymbals and they are used to accompany belly dancers?’ 

‘Whatever you are thinking, don’t!’ she said.

‘What do you call a person who blows a flugelhorn? I asked.

‘A fart-meister‘ she chuckled as she grabbed my arm and dragged me back out into the park.




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2020 – Stories featuring obsolete words – Faass

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2018 – My Friend Rosey – F

2017 – The village of Amble Bay – F

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32 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge Day 6

  1. Christine Goodnough Apr 7, 2021 / 01:07

    I think the two of you best stay out of music stores. There could be some serious misunderstandings, and in these days of PC…

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  2. Unishta Apr 7, 2021 / 02:48

    Ha ha that was a naughty one…

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  3. Frédérique Apr 7, 2021 / 07:34

    Hahaha, slippery pathes 😉 Music can lead to a lot 😉 well, even pâtisseries! I enjoyed reading about éclair au chocolat, millefeuille and other gourmandises ;))

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  4. Arti Jain Apr 7, 2021 / 13:54

    Rosy is back and so are the frivolities. And food’s on the menu for a second time today–are you hungry Keith?
    Cheers for the fun.

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  5. hilarymb Apr 7, 2021 / 16:05

    Hi Keith – delighted to see Rosey is rested and ready to try her hand at a few flutes, after she’s applied her lipstick – typical! Fun story – cheers HIlary

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  6. msjadeli Apr 7, 2021 / 17:16

    I like the musical, double-entendre combo. It plays very well 🙂

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  7. Iain Kelly Apr 7, 2021 / 17:22

    Hooray for Rosey’s appearance, always a welcome chuckle to lighten the day 🙂

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      • Iain Kelly Apr 7, 2021 / 17:58

        Funnily enough, I use my Agnes and Archie characters in the same way – always there as a good back up! 🙂

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  8. Writing Sparkle Apr 7, 2021 / 19:43

    “a toot on a flute’” and “‘A fart-meister‘ ” made me laugh. Another wonderful read Keith, keep up the great A to Z work!

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  9. jenne49 Apr 8, 2021 / 19:47

    Glad to see Rosey again. Naughty and nice. Or nice and naughty. Great wee tale.


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