The photo below is from Jessica Gale at Morguefile.com.
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