Sunday Photo Fiction – Sept 9, 2018

Thanks to C.E. Ayr for this week’s photo prompt and thanks to Susan for setting the challenge.

He said he could get a tune out of anything, so they decided to put him to the test.
He passed with flying colours on the piano, guitar, and saxophone. He was passable on the clarinet, tuba and violin, but second to none on the drums.
You couldn’t help but like the guy though. He was a skilled musician of many hats, always prepared to have a go, laughing at his own awkwardness or ineptitude at a particular ‘classic’, but the melodies he played were recognisable and tuneful.
Tom, who was slightly envious of him, thought he had the perfect fail and invited him to the visiting fayre.
The seven lads turned up and Brian was encouraged to try the piano accordion.
Once he got the hang of the bellows, he did a pretty good rendition of Skip to the Loo.
Tom played his trump card, and passed over a set of bag pipes.
Brian just stared.
‘You’re kidding, right?’
Tom smirked. ‘Can’t play ’em then?’
‘On the contrary,’ Brian said tucking the bag under his arm and putting the pipes in position. ‘These were the first instrument I learned to play!’

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction – Sept 9, 2018

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Haha, I struggle sometimes to notice the difference between good and badly played bagpipes!

  2. Susan says:

    I enjoyed reading this. I love it when someone gets the last laugh.

  3. Abhijit Ray says:

    They can’t corner him, can he?

  4. michael1148humphris says:

    Sounds like Brian is a jolly good all-rounder. And handy to have at any camp fire.

  5. Talk about a Jack of all trades…

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