My two favorite slackers, Kip and Dredge, are back this week–their first appearance in 2013. Also, happy birthday to my musical brother-in-law, who has a character namesake in this story.
Welcome to Friday Fictioneers, when writers from around the world post 100-word stories based on a photo prompt provided on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog. This week’s photo is by Roger Cohen.
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Music Appreciation with Kip and Dredge
by Jan Brown
Kip emerged from the dumpster, straining to lift the heavy instrument and hand it to his friend.
Dredge took the bass and set it against the back wall of Mick’s Music. “Why do they throw away so many instruments?”
“Mick said a lot of them are too f*’d up to repair.”
“And those are the ones that we sell to Mr. Lewis at the middle school. That’s the sad state of music education.”
“Hey, is this really a bass?” Kip turned it sideways and strummed it like a guitar. “Doesn’t look like a bass!”
“You’re proving my point.”