A-Z Challenge Day 21

Short stories featuring musical instruments and those who play them!


uuuuuuuuuI bumped into Eustace the other day.

     Oh dear, I hope you didn’t hurt yourself!

Not literally you plonker, I encountered him!

     Only joking, how’s he doing?

Fine. Did you know he’s a band?

      No, what does he play?

He did tell me but I can’t remember.

     Does he blow it or bash it or strum it?

I’m not sure but I think it begins with U.


No, I’d have remembered that.

     Uilleann Pipes? 


     They’re bellow-blown bagpipes with a conical chanter which have two octave ranges that … 

Stop! No.


Eh? No.


Now you’re making words up!

     Actually it’s a one-string gourd instrument played by girls.

He’s a bloke! 


Ooh, think, think, think. Ah, you phone im …

     I don’t have his number.

No dumbo, the name of the instrument sounds like … you, phone, imunimunimun!

     You mean euphonium, don’t you?

That’s it! I was right, it begins with U!

     It begins with E! Duh! 



Oh, I saw Harry yesterday, he’s got a new hobby.

     Really, what is it?

It begins with P, I think …



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27 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge Day 21

  1. Sadje Apr 24, 2021 / 01:09

    Lol! He sounds like me! Never could spell things right. 😜😂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Arti Jain Apr 24, 2021 / 14:54

    Now you’re just showing off, aren’t you Keith? All those musical instruments–only U know about. Impressive, for sure.
    Cheers for the laughs. Have a great Sunday.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 25, 2021 / 16:58

      I can’t thank you enough for your lovely comment, it makes it all worthwhile.

      Loved your short and simple one!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. jenne49 Apr 25, 2021 / 19:46

    Now that made me laugh! And the trying to remember things… Oh, so near the bone! Great, fun piece.


  4. ahtdoucette Apr 26, 2021 / 12:34

    LOL. U phone ‘im, Keith??? For shame. LOL. I want to write some appropriate response, but words fail. Well played, sir.

    Liked by 1 person

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