A-Z Challenge Day 12

Short stories featuring musical instruments and those who play them!



l2I really like being a statue in the museum, it certainly beats being stuck outside in all weathers. People assume that as I was carved from a lump of rock, I don’t know what’s going on around me. How wrong they are!

Oh-oh, here comes another lot of visitors, time to adopt my stony-faced expression again … pardon the pun!

It was funny the other day. A bloke said to his wife ‘I wish you had a pair like that’ and he got a slap around the face!

Once, someone pointed at my instrument and said ‘I can play one of those’. 

‘Lyre’ said his mate.

‘No, honestly’ he said, ‘I really can’!

Here come twenty old folk with the tour guide. 

‘How interesting, goodness me, I say, well I never, that’s fascinating, Isn’t she beautiful Doris?’

Wow, look at  this handsome chap walking towards me.  Fancy a stroke of my marble young man? Oooh, you cheeky boy!

Oh good, the lights are going out and it’s almost time to join One Tit Tina and Noseless Nick for our nightly chat. Headless Harry too – no doubt he’ll be talking out of his ass as usual!



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32 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge Day 12

  1. Denise Apr 14, 2021 / 01:04

    I am embarrassed to admit how long it took me to get the headless Harry gag. I am going to blame it in the fact that I am watching a bio on Prince Philip. Multitasking.

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  2. Unishta Apr 14, 2021 / 06:58

    That was a funny story indeed .

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  3. Arti Jain Apr 14, 2021 / 11:08

    I’ll never look at stone statues the same way ever again.

    They’re a rowdy bunch. ‘Night at the museum’ should’ve had this one to play the comedienne.

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  4. ahtdoucette Apr 14, 2021 / 12:43

    I must say, you got me halfway through wondering two things: what instrument is this, and will there be any horrible puns in this one? Answer: yes and yes! Cheeky story that seems to be looking at everything but her musical talents. Too funny.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 15, 2021 / 13:57

      Abso-lute-ly (to pun another instument!) I’m pleased you enjoyed your visit to the pun zone Anne!


  5. Iain Kelly Apr 14, 2021 / 16:19

    Laugh out loud funny Keith, one of the best in the series. I even sniggered like a schoolboy at ‘stroke of my marble’!!

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  6. jenne49 Apr 14, 2021 / 21:44

    Now that was really good fun! So clever and light. Yet again I’m still smiling.

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