Short stories featuring musical instruments and those who play them!
“I am about to raise music to the next level” proclaimed Harvey.
“How? You don’t even play an instrument!” chuckled Charlotte.
“That’s where you are wrong young lady”.
“So maestro, do tell us more” begged Ben.
“I’ve discovered I have a natural ability to play a …”
“Tell you what,” he said, “I’ll buy a round if you can guess!”
“A clue?” asked Alice.
“I begins with …” he drummed the tabletop … “the letter H!”
“Don’t tell me it’s a harp!” laughed Larry.‘
“We give up” sighed a somewhat bored-looking Bobby.
“Well,” said Harvey, ‘It’s a … harmonica!”
We shouldn’t have laughed but we did.
“A mouth organ, really?” said Millie.
“Certainly not. It’s a Hohner Chromatic French Harp Phosphor Harmonica in the Key of C”.
He drew from his pocket a gold case, opened it then held the instrument aloft twixt his thumb and forefinger.
“Go on then, give us a tune,” said Terry.
Oh my goodness, what a din. He said it was his interpretation of a work of a classical composer with a long foreign-sounding name. I suggested he play something we might recognise. So he did.
Well, it sounded a bit like ‘What shall we do with the drunken sailor,’ played by a drunken sailor!
“Oy, you can stop that, Popeye” yelled the pub landlord!
“I’m going to raise my empty glass to the next level” giggled Gail.
Harvey took the hint and bought us all drink.
2020 – Stories featuring obsolete words – H
2019 – Stories for children – H
2018 – My Friend Rosey – H
2017 – The village of Amble Bay – H
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