The Combo – Friday Fictioneers

AnElephantCant play the keyboard
Although he quite likes a bash on the drums
He has to accept
He is musically inept
He is more trunk than fingers and thumbs

Once again it is Friday Fictioneer time.
Band leader Rochelle ensembles a symphony of storytellers to create a tale in 100 words.
And AToneDeafElephant tries not to be too unharmonious.
The idea is to write a very short story, circa 100 words, based on this picture prompt (below).
That’s it.

Copyright-Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Copyright-Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The Combo

We weren’t a bad combo, but we needed a decent guitarist to draw the crowds.
The problem was, even with just the two of us, there was always conflict.
Musical differences, I think they call it.
I wanted to branch out, be more creative.
He wanted to stick to the Charlie Parker school of bebop.
Cool stuff, but a limited audience here in Hickville.
I need to make money, so I tweaked his last composition to make it a more commercial sound.
When it sold, he said it was all his work.
That is why he is in the cartons.

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16 Responses to The Combo – Friday Fictioneers

  1. wmqcolby says:

    Hahaha! Problem solved. Well done!


  2. Creative differences indeed. 🙂 Great story!


  3. MM Jaye says:

    A murderous Hickville! Well done!

    Greetings from Greece!
    Maria (MM Jaye)


  4. Maree Gallop says:

    Well written. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cringe at the ending… I love your intro poem as well.


  5. margirene says:

    A clever ending. Beginning and middle were also enjoyable.


  6. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Elephant, How clever of you, and I hope he was put into a really thick plastic bag with all the air sucked out and then put into the carton. Gosh – I’m getting good at this murder stuff. . . Just kidding. Elephant, this is a great story! Nan 😉


  7. Danny James says:

    Never saw it coming. Very good!



  8. Sorchia D says:

    Justifiable. All he needs is a jury of artists and he walks. Loved this!!!


  9. Sorchia D says:

    Justifiable. All he needs is a jury of artists and he walks. Love this!!


  10. storydivamg says:

    Dear Elephant,
    Those artistic differences do tend to plague the creative sorts. Collaboration is good for the process, though. I hope this little group manages to sort it out.


  11. Beware! Do not cross AnElepantCant.


  12. Cruel…and funny.


  13. Indira says:

    Here you are. You write very well.


  14. Yet another body in a boxed decay
    anElephant knows about foul play


  15. MrBinks says:

    Nicely written.


  16. Dear Elephant,

    AnElephantCant stay away from a murderous ending for long, can he? And you do it so well. I really did enjoy this.




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