V for Love

Copyright-Roger Cohen

Two cellos sitting in a cargo hold, K-I-S-S-I-N-G.

Two cellists sitting in a train, A-R-G-U-I-N-G.

Two cellists walk in a theatre.

Mrs Cello goes one way and Mr Cello goes another.

Musicians trickle in, some greet Mrs Cello and some greet her ex.

The clock goes tick-tock. Then GONG.

Two cellists walk on stage, where two chairs wait.

The audience claps and the conductor directs.

Two cellists make their cellos cry and the audience weeps.

Two cellists bow and the audience roars.

Backstage Mrs Cello smiles at her ex.

The musicians come in and cheer.

The two cellists are K-I-S-S-I-N-G.

This is my answer to the photo prompt kindly provided by Rochelle for this week’s Friday Fictioneers challenge.  It was a bit of a gamble posting this piece, but … well…I hope you like it!

P.S. My brother the musician has just informed me that the instruments you see in the picture are double basses and not in fact cellos, I went ahead with this taking some poetic licence.

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45 comments on “V for Love

  1. Funny and clever! I like it. (And I thought they were cellos too – oh well, I claim artistic license!)

  2. Hi Sandra,
    A well-tuned story that ends with H-A-R-M-O-N-Y. Ron

  3. Hayley says:

    Aww, I really liked this!! And I’m a sucker for a romantic ending 🙂

  4. muZer says:

    Awww.. That’s a cute story with a happy ending.. Had such a musical touch to it. Enjoyed reading..

  5. elappleby says:

    Clever little story – I loved the feel of it – like a song for small children (although possibly a bit too much kissing for the little ones). You could even come up with some actions!

    • Sandra says:

      It all started from the taunt we used in the playground when we were kids… a little more action though and from PG this may turn to X rated 😉 Thank you for visiting!

  6. kz says:

    haha yes someone told me they’re double basses too lol! but i decided not to change my story. enjoyed reading this ^^

  7. wmqcolby says:

    Delightful read. Charming and a little on the quirky side. Nifty!

  8. Sandra says:

    Nicely done. Enjoyed it.

  9. tedstrutz says:

    I am So glad I read this!!!

  10. “So two cellists walk into a bar…” Oh that’s another story ;). Clever and cute, Sandra. Made me smile.
    Perhaps I should’ve mentioned that my “education” was from Roger who when I said cello, corrected me and told me they were double basses. But then a prompt is a prompt. .You could’ve written about guitars or flutes and it would’ve been fine.
    Shalom,
    Rochelle

  11. They sound like magical cellos to me. 🙂 I like the happy ending. 🙂

  12. Abraham says:

    Very nice! Very nice indeed. The audience applauds 🙂

  13. The power of music to trascend emotion always amazes me, nicely written 🙂

  14. I never even knew there was such thing as a double bass before this challenge.

  15. brudberg says:

    Lovely story, I really loved it’s romantic tone.

  16. I enjoyed your take. The show must go one, however it may. They have kind of rocky relationship, huh? Good one!

  17. I absolutely love this!

  18. Debra Kristi says:

    Are these two in need of some alone time? 😉 Very cute. I like it. Nice take on the prompt.

  19. way to bring those instruments to life. and to think they have a past too!

  20. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Sandra,

    Violins and babies in June. Well done.

    Aloha,

    Doug

  21. rich says:

    anything with kissing gets my attention. well done.

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