A short story …

for Friday Fictioneers.




Will the Warbler was entertaining the crowd.

Come fly with me, let’s fly…

Suddenly a gust of wind launched his sheet music into the sky.

Unperturbed he decided to sing an appropriate song.

Pack up all my cares and woes, here I go singing low, bye-bye blackbird…

A slick of bird-poo splattered  his shoulder.

And-a now, the end is near and so I face…

His loudspeaker suddenly let out a deafening pop and died.


Pete the Pint stood in the doorway of the pub, a broad grin across his chubby red face.

“Don’t you come in here Will, the beer ‘ll probably run out!”



0Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Roger Bultot for the photo.


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38 thoughts on “A short story …

  1. Iain Kelly Feb 23, 2022 / 17:00

    I’m glad it was just his speaker that died, with his luck! 🙂


  2. Dale Feb 23, 2022 / 19:23

    Gotta give him an A for effort as well as for going with the flow and adapting his lyrics as needed… I do, however, understand Pete…

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  3. msjadeli Feb 23, 2022 / 19:33

    Keith that is a wonderful comedy skit. I could see it as you read it. So funny!

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  4. plaridel Feb 23, 2022 / 23:39

    i guess it’s time for break now and have beer before it runs out. 🙂

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  5. Christine Goodnough Feb 24, 2022 / 01:14

    He should have switched to “It’s raining pennies from heaven…” Be worth a try, anyway. 😉 Well done.

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  6. rochellewisoff Feb 24, 2022 / 12:01

    Dear Keith,

    Oh poor Will. In his case there just wasn’t a way. 😉 You made me chuckle as always.



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    • Keith's Ramblings Feb 24, 2022 / 15:43

      He will, and there’ll be three more just as soon as he un-pops his loudspeaker!


  7. Bill Feb 24, 2022 / 22:47

    Ah, yes. The eternal (infernal) optimist. You sing wonderfully, Keith. Well done writing and narrating. 🙂

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  8. Anita Feb 25, 2022 / 15:28

    I have heard the nursey rhyme- “pop goes the weasel” 🙂

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  9. Na'ama Yehuda Feb 25, 2022 / 18:48

    I was wonderin’ what was gonna pop next. Better the speaker than the … um … Speaker … 😉


  10. Margaret Feb 25, 2022 / 23:40

    Will the Warbler and Pete the Pint! Love those names. Very funny story – and well narrated and sung too.


  11. James McEwan Feb 26, 2022 / 11:35

    Poor Will, circumstances and friends conspire to make his life exciting.


  12. pennygadd51 Feb 28, 2022 / 12:30

    Nice sketch, Keith. If he goes in the pub and the beer runs out, his name will change from being Will the Warbler to Will the Barred.

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