Music while you wait

The photo below is from Jessica Gale at
For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows two musicians playing musical instruments at what appears to be a food court inside an airport terminal building, while other patrons are sitting at tables eating and socializing.

Their flight had been delayed but rather than sit and moan about it, they got their instruments out and set up their music stands.
Passengers were eating expensive food that tasted of nothing in particular and tempers were beginning to fray.
The mellow tone of a tenor sax drifted across the room and people stopped in mid mouthful.
The cornet joined in the melody, and the atmosphere changed from one of tension to relaxed pleasure.
A young woman came up and asked if they could play a popular piece, and within minutes, the two were in tuneful accord with their rendition of ‘Memory’.
Other requests followed, and a plate appeared from nowhere which was soon laden with coins and notes showing appreciation.

They made over $300 on their improvised gig and when they finally boarded the plane, a tremendous cheer and round of applause accompanied them to their seats.

Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge


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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9 Responses to Music while you wait

  1. Sadje says:

    Lovely story Di

  2. Fandango says:

    What an uplifting story, Di. We need more such feel-good stories these days.

  3. murisopsis says:

    I wish this were a true story but doubt they would be permitted to play in this era of suspicion and pandemic restrictions!

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