A-Z Challenge Day 10

blankcShort stories featuring musical instruments and those who play them!





qWang Li plays the Jinghu in the China Opera Company’s orchestra.

It’s a sweet little thing that produces high pitched sound.

A bit like Wang Li actually! 


Wang Li practices Wing Chun.

It’s a vicious form of self-defence.

Who’d have thought tiny Wang Li capable?


Once, someone tried to rob Wang Li of her Jinghu.

A very unwise thing to attempt.

The Jinghu was not the only high pitched sound heard that day!


                                                                   He won’t try that again!



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33 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge Day 10

  1. Denise Apr 12, 2021 / 02:08

    Well, I just learned the name of another instrument. Quite the education in this challenge.

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  2. Arti Jain Apr 12, 2021 / 09:40

    A new discovery (for me), yet again. I’m becoming musically wise –thanks to you Keith:)

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  3. jenne49 Apr 12, 2021 / 11:53

    I love the way you play with words and their sounds, Keith. Such a lovely bright wee story. Go, Wang Li!
    I’ve a CD of jinghu and gezheng music. Long superfluous story about why I listen to it, but i used to play it through headphones when I worked in an open-plan office. One day I couldn’t get the volume right and kept turning it up. Eventually a colleague tapped me on the shoulder to ask what was happening. I’d knocked the jack out of the laptop and the Chinese music was blaring through the office!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 12, 2021 / 14:39

      That must a be a lovely sound when you are having to concentrate on your work, though I doubt your colleagues thought so! A great memory Jenne.


  4. ahtdoucette Apr 12, 2021 / 12:53

    I never heard of a Jinghu before or Wing Chun, so that is two things learned today so far! I googled the Jinghu to hear what it sounds like and what an interesting sound. Also to enhance my imagination of the attempted thief being beat up – and that is not a bad image either. Well done.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 12, 2021 / 14:41

      Me neither! I discovered them both with the help of Google! it is indeed a strange sound, almost mystical. Thanks so much.


  5. msjadeli Apr 12, 2021 / 18:15

    She sounds like an accomplished woman who walks free in this world. Good for her!

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  6. Frédérique Apr 12, 2021 / 19:32

    I guess there is an English word (or even Chinese) for our French “aïe !”. Something like “ouch” 😂

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 13, 2021 / 10:53

      I took a similar route to you, as I’d not heard about it before. Thanks Anne.


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