Tuba Players – Friday Fictioneers

Photo by: David Stewart

Tuba Players

“Oh, the boys in the band are so dreamy!” said Natty. She smiled as the band played in the park’s gazebo.

Betty grinned too. “You have a favorite?”

Natty rubbed a locket at her neck. “Mmm. The sax player.”

“Really? His hair’s getting thin.”

Natty winked. “He always likes some sax before bed.”

“Oh girl!”

The two giggled for a moment.

“What about you?” said Natty.

Betty smoothed her dress unconsciously. “Well, I rather enjoy the tuba player.”

Natty grimaced. “Him? He’s a bit soft in the middle.”

“I suppose.”

“Why him?”

Betty smiled salaciously. “Tuba Players have Strong Lips.”
Each week, the Friday Fictioneers meet at secret gazebo in Vermont. Not really, but one day we might! Even so, we still come together to write flash fiction based upon photo prompts. This week’s picture is by fellow writer David Stewart. Look here for more pics based upon the photo above: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/27-march-2015/

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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60 Responses to Tuba Players – Friday Fictioneers

  1. My friend Rachel played the tuba in high school. She said that nothing was less sexy than a chapped red hickey encircling your mouth like a kid who chugged all his Kool-aid. That said, Howard Johnson makes his tuba sing like a trumpet.

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  2. julie says:

    you’re killing me here. grin.

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  3. Nothing like having an eye for music…
    instead of an ear.
    Great funny piece. Smiling as I write this. Randy

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  4. I always look forward to reading your 100-word pieces, and this one is great as usual.

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  5. Great story! You captured really well the ‘girl talk’ and I liked how their manners really portrayed their personality.

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  6. β€œHe always likes some sax before bed.” great line and happy you have a sense of humor.

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  7. Mamma mia!
    You have captured typical girl talk very well indeed.

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  8. Haha! I was waiting for a punch line about the band being a “band of elderly.” I liked the ending you gave it, about the strong lips. But I can’t help but imagine several elder ladies sitting their “girl talking.” Another great story. πŸ™‚

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  9. What a splendid last line. You got lady chit-chat down. Good on ya’!

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  10. Danny James says:

    A tuber kisser. Isn’t that some type of plant pervert?


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  11. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Eagle Aye, Awesome story and well done! I like the dialogue too! Nan

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  12. micklively says:

    Innuendo or extended metaphor? Either way, I like it.

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  13. Margaret says:

    Those girls are certainly having a good time. Nice dialogue and great character dynamics. Fun story.

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  14. gahlearner says:

    One of them sure knows her priorities. I loved the talk, great story.

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  15. babso2you says:

    Oh WordMaster, you have me laughing yet again. A little sax….strong lips…Those old gals have had their heartstrings plucked! Loved your story! ^..^

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  16. storydivamg says:

    Your dialogue paints the picture this week, Eric. Nice work! On one of our first dates, the French horn player I ended up marrying told me a few risque jokes like these about the band. (By the way, French hornists have a way with their hands. πŸ˜‰ )


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  17. afairymind says:

    Great girl talk! This made me smile. πŸ™‚

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  18. Lyn says:

    ~sigh~ only Eric with his sense of humour could write something like this LOL

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  19. Dear Eric,

    Sounds like a couple of middle-aged adolescents. We never really grow up, do we? Love the dialogue.



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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. They are refusing to grow up anyway. As you say, growing older is mandatory, growing up is optional. Glad you enjoyed the dialogue. Thanks Rochelle! πŸ™‚


  20. Dale says:

    Just listen to those sassy ladies! Love it. It’s a good sign when older women are still naughty…

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  21. Strong lips, sax and frisky old gals. Love it.

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  22. Shivangi says:

    Great as always…liked it.

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  23. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear EA,

    A little night music for the FF readers in the park. Very nicely put together.




  24. jwdwrites says:

    Great little story Eric, I loved the humour in the dialogue. πŸ™‚

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  25. Haha! What a fun story–a nice light-hearted one!

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  26. Oh, hilarious! The dijalog is brilliant, just brilliant.

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