Short stories featuring musical instruments and those who play them!
I was having a clear-out the other day and came across a violin. I bought it several years ago thinking I could become the next Yehudi Menuhin, but the best I could get the thing to do was make ghastly screeching noises! I gave up.
There’s a shop in a nearby town that sells new and used instruments. I thought I’d try and sell it to them.
He looked at it very closely. This way, that way, the other way.
‘How much?’ he asked.
I remembered paying about fifty pounds for it at a car boot sale. I hoped I might just get my money back.
‘Fifty quid’, I said.
‘It’s got a small mark on it, forty-five’ said he, stretching out his hand.
I shook on it.
I was skimming through last week’s local rag in a coffee bar yesterday when a headline caught my eye.
‘Rare Stradivarius violin sells for a fortune‘.
It went on to say that despite having a minor blemish, it made £1.3 million at Sotheby’s Auction House.
What? It was mine! The (expletive deleted) must have known it was valuable! I dashed the shop intending to have it out with him.‘
All I found was an empty store with a For Sale sign in the window.
2020 – Stories featuring obsolete words starting with – V
2019 – Stories for children – V
2018 – My Friend Rosey – V
2017 – The village of Amble Bay – V
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