A-Z Challenge Day 16


Short stories featuring musical instruments and those who play them!



bzzzzzzzzzz‘It has to be there somewhere’ said Percy.  Percy was a pianist of note, and he was performing at the Piano Palace when things went pear-shaped!

‘Come out, come out, wherever you are’ he yelled as he searched through the piano strings.

He’d been playing The Flight of the Bumblebee when one of the notes went missing.  B had suddenly fallen silent.

Plinkity-plonk-plinkity-plonk … nothing … Plinkity-plonk-plinkity-plonk … nothing!  

C Sharp hadn’t seen it; neither had A Flat.  F told him that it had, erm, gone off!

It seems that halfway through the piece, B thought being an actual bee would be far more fun so it buzzed off to make honey!.


This is how it should sound! 

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34 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge Day 16

  1. Unishta Apr 19, 2021 / 06:35

    Clever clever. the bee went off. really annoying though in real life isn’t it?

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  2. ahtdoucette Apr 19, 2021 / 13:23

    Oh, Keith. One day the English language is going to say it has had enough of being tortured like this and fly away from you. Wait for it! LOL. Another good one.

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  3. Martha Reynolds Apr 19, 2021 / 14:16

    Wow! I’ve heard “Flight of the Bumblebee” before, but I loved watching those hands fly!

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  4. Arti Jain Apr 19, 2021 / 15:23

    I can imagine you Bee-ing inspired with this funny one on your walk:) Tee–Hee! Blame the bee:)

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      • Writing Sparkle Apr 20, 2021 / 21:00

        I wish I could play at all. I always struggled with reading the music sheets so I didn’t get to far with learning to play anything. My mom and her sisters all played the bagpipes. Love the sound, but I can’t play…

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      • Keith's Ramblings Apr 21, 2021 / 17:11

        I have to say, the bagpipes are the only instruments I can’t listen too! Each to their own!

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