Piano Player – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, and the standard.
Today’s extraordinary photo by John Nixon is a rerun of the prompt for the last story I wrote – under a different alias – in Scotland before leaving for France three years ago this week.
Doesn’t time fly when you live in paradise.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture, below.

Copyright John Nixon

Copyright John Nixon

Piano Player

Are you sure he knows what he is doing?
Well, he says he is a professional.
Do we know if he is any good?
He says that he is the best.
But at that angle, really?
He says he has been playing for years.
Do you think he has the right tool for the job?
He says he has made sweet music all over Europe and the USA with it.
He won’t damage anything inside the piano?
Says it will come out clean as a whistle.
And he really thinks he can get his ball onto the green from there?

About ceayr

A Scot who has discovered Paradise in a small town he calls Medville on the Côte d'Azur, C.E. Ayr has spent a large part of his life in the West of Scotland and a large part elsewhere. His first job was selling programmes at his local football club and he has since tried 73 other career paths, the longest being in IT, with varying degrees of success. He is somewhat nomadic, fairly irresponsible and, according to his darling daughter, a bit random.
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64 Responses to Piano Player – Friday Fictioneers

  1. I had to read that twice, not being of the tribe that plays golf.
    Brilliant and nicely twisted.

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  2. Haha–something about the feel and sound of this reminds me of The Cat in the Hat. I enjoyed it!

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    • ceayr says:

      Any reference to the great man has me purring with pleasure.
      My alter ego – currently seeking a publisher for his latest children’s book which is adorned with fabulous near-Seussian images by an ultra-talented Canadian lady – aspires towards creating words with 1% of the Doctor’s magic.
      Thank you.

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  3. Margaret says:

    Another good one, CE. Very funny.

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  4. Cute story.
    You live in France now?

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  5. mickwynn2013 says:

    That’s excellent. Made me laugh, golfers will go to any lengths.

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  6. Well, the outcome will be the proof of the method. I know nothing about golf so I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Well done, C.E. ;D — Suzanne

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  7. Had me totally fooled. But I bet he screws up the shot!

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  8. It took me a few times reading and a few comments to get it; on one reading I thought it was a creative way to play the piano! Great job throwing all those twists in there!

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  9. Jan Brown says:

    Very funny! You always have the best twist endings!

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  10. trentpmcd says:

    I guess you have to play it from wherever it lands….

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  11. draliman says:

    Ha ha! Originally I tried to get a story out of those golfer-style socks. Nice one!

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  12. rgayer55 says:

    I’ve heard that if you want to get good at something you have to submerge yourself. Perhaps he’s shooting for par in B-flat minor.

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  13. The lead up and the grand finale! Awesome piece!

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  14. Awesome. The lead up and the grand finale!

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  15. mandibelle16 says:

    Haha. Cute piece. Loved how in the end it was golfing, not piano fixing.

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  16. luckyjc007 says:

    Surprised! Ha! Ha! I wasn’t thinking in that direction.

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  17. Lynn Love says:

    Well, at least he’s a pro with that instrument of his! Nice bit of word play, there. Hand me my niblick and let’s putt 🙂

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  18. Ah.. misdirection at its best… you had me fooled (probably for the second time)… I should have taken the hint about Scotland in your introduction… but no

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  19. Brilliant. You fooled me!

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  20. Sandra says:

    Cleverly done. Had me completely fooled. 🙂

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  21. Graham Lawrence says:

    I love how you make me chuckle and Graham was similarly amused!

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  22. Thanks for the chuckle! Good one! I wonder if he’s using his “pitch”ing wedge…

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  23. Very creative, a lot of messages tucked neatly away.
    🙂

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  24. wmqcolby says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You REALLY got me on that one, C.E.
    Now THAT was a game of golf — probably Ryder Cup. They get stuck in places you wouldn’t even want your doctor to find out about — especially when he’s two under par. 😀
    Five out of five putters.

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    • ceayr says:

      Seemed to hit your funny bone, sir, although I am surprised that you chaps still laugh at the Ryder Cup, we own it now!

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      • wmqcolby says:

        Oh yes. In fact, Ryder Cup golf is the only golf I will watch on TV because it’s so much fun. I think Tom Watson led the American team last time. He’s from Kansas City. I see him around here from time to time.

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  25. emmylgant says:

    Haha!! I had forgotten this one!
    So preposterous and funny I can only throw my hands up in the air, roll my eyes, and laugh.
    Yep. The twist is there, and as usual the Sound Bite is fine tuned.
    Badaboom.

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  26. Dear CE,

    I think I remember this one under your other alias. What a great misdirection. Who knew he’d be playing golf from inside the piano. Which club would you use for that I wonder? Birdies, bogies and boogies? Love it.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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