How much do you know about sousaphones?
“Not much,” is the usual answer from an average person on the street. The dorky kids in your school band played sousaphones or tubas.
Did you come to hear our band playing tonight?
I’ve got the dork-plus instrument, the sousaphone with the fiberglass bell. Cheaper and lighter, the entry-level version of the instrument. It doesn’t even sound identical, whatever the manufacturer claims.
The spoiled brat next to me is the conductor’s kid. He’s playing real brass. I hate him for it.
Did you know that brass conducts electricity very, very well?
Inspired by this week’s Friday Fictioneers photo prompt:
25 thoughts on “Gazebo”
Jealousy is at the root of so much bad stuff …:)
Nerdy kids are the dangerous ones. ::nod nod::
Uh Oh, someone going to get fried. (LOL)! I enjoyed your story!
I’m shocked that you could reach that conclusion 😛
Yes, I agree. I need to get my brain out of ‘morbid’ thoughts. :D:D
Shocking story. 😉 Well done.
Thanks Rochelle. I liked yours too.
I know that butter knives do. Hadn’t thought about brass. What that kid going to do?
Nice beginning to a longer story here.
100-word is still one of my favorite formats. So flexible!
I wonder if he has a plan in mind or if he’s just hoping for a thunder storm 🙂
Should I be explicit, or let people dream up their own endings?
For flash fiction it’s best to keep the reader guessing, I reckon!
Hm, prank or crime, that is the question. Great story, I’d never heard of sousaphones before.
When you’re dealing with current, that’s not always certain. What if the sousaphone player screws up and gets more (or less) current than he intended?
You’re right. It’s often a fine line, and many pranks have backfired.
So you are going to shock that spoiled kid, eh?
Why am I sitting in this odd chair? And why are you strapping me in?
My answer to the sousaphone question would be ‘not much’ I’m afraid. I love the narrative voice and the line about brass conducting electricity at the end is great. I have to wonder whether there’s a storm approaching or is he making plans…?
There seems to be some premeditation in his mind. Do you think he’ll bet on the randomness of a thunderstorm?
Probably not. I think that tuba player needs to stay away from any electrical equipment that might happen to be lying around…
Oh no! What’s he done? Clever lead-in to the shock ending.
Ah, the idea is there…no going back. Loved it!
A somewhat drastic solution. But there a idjits on the road driving home that I might be tempted to apply it to…