Friday Fiction: The Piano Whisperer

Happy Anniversary to Rochelle’s special brand of Friday Fiction! I’ve been gone a while, so I’m a bit rusty, but I hope you enjoy my little tale below.


dismantled keyboard
copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The Piano Whisperer

Although they did indeed live side by side on the piano keyboard, Ebony and Ivory did not live together in perfect harmony. They argued constantly, and anyone attempting to play their keys caused a cacophony that attracted cats from miles around.

In desperation, the keyboard’s owner called in the Piano Whisperer. He sat at the keyboard and leant in close.

‘Right you little bastards,’ he hissed. ‘Play nice or it’s off to the under-fives Musical Mayhem group, got it?’

The keyboard responded with a perfect rendition of Beethoven’s Ode To Joy.

And they all lived happily and harmoniously ever after.

(100 words)


For those who don’t know, Friday Fictioneers is a challenge to write a 100 word story from a picture prompt. It’s hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, and anyone can play. Thanks for hosting, Rochelle! Check out the link below to see what other fictioneers did with this week’s prompt.

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35 thoughts on “Friday Fiction: The Piano Whisperer

  1. I was trying to figure out how I could come up with your email address to check in, see how you were doing and say you were missed. And here you are. Your story is still in perfect tune. Hope you are, too.



    • I’m probably showing my age here, but remember this being in the charts when I was young (won’t say how young!). Glad you enjoyed my silly tale. thanks for commenting 😀


    • Thanks Trey. Feels a bit weird being back – a bit like jumping back onto a roundabout going at full pelt. Might take a week or two to get back into the rhythm of it.


  2. Dear EL,

    So happy to see my favorite elf back in the fold. 🙂 If this is rusty, bring it on and more of it. Loved the ebony and ivory line. Perfect harmony. Well done. I’m laughing with delight.




  3. Dear El,

    You have not lost your touch. I am so glad to read your words again. Perhaps I should become the El Appleby whisperer. Or has that position been filled.

    Welcome home.




  4. Sometimes you just have to tell it straight to get some action. Nice one, and lovely to see you back. I felt a nice sense of anticipation when I saw your avatar on the linky and you didn’t disappoint.


  5. welcome back! your stories are always a treat to read. loved the way the Piano Whisperer handled the situation. ^^


  6. Hahaha! And a hearty welcome back, El! I missed this story last week since I was out of town and had a story ready and everything. Oh well, that’s show-biz. I see the batteries are fully charged here with the usual El Creative Juices. Good story! Now, if only Paul can get his Beatles music publishing rights back …


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