Flash Fiction # 81


PHOTO PROMPT © Jan W. Fields


As a young lad, my parents provided me with piano lessons.

My teacher thought I was very musically declined.

After three years of intense study, I could finally….spell P.I.A.N.O.

Soon, I could carry a tune….in my studies briefcase.

I learned to play piano by ear. It sounded better than when I used my fingers.

As piano players go….I was often ordered to.

A neighbor once requested that I play ‘Far, Far Away’….preferably the next county.

The best thing that I ever played was….the radio.

When I decided to become an accountant, the Mayor gave me the key….to a different city.


And there you have the history of my musical career. Despite Rochelle’s theme, sadly, little of it is fiction.


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

22 thoughts on “Flash Fiction # 81

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I like “The best thing that I ever played was….the radio.” That sums up my musical ability nicely.


  2. Dear Archon,

    This is hilarious from title to ending line. Thanks for the laughs.




  3. Lynda says:

    You’ve put a smile on my face this morning, Archon. I am imagining there are many of us who could identify with your words on musical talent.


  4. BrainRants says:

    When mp3 players were a thing, I could play one of those.


  5. Jim Wheeler says:

    I can play ear worms. It’s just as well, though, that only I can hear them. 🙄


  6. I think I see myself here.. Except the accountant – I knew it was something wrong with me.


  7. gahlearner says:

    Heheheh. You play the piano and I sing. We’ll be famous… for emptying crowded places. Great take, thanks for the good laugh.


  8. liz young says:

    A history in a series of one-liners – very clever!


  9. Margaret says:

    Lots of fun. At least he didn’t give up trying.


  10. Dale says:

    Soooo… no Mozart, eh?
    This was a fun one!


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