Welcome Dear Readers!
It’s time for the fabulousness of the Friday Fictioneers where bloggers from around the solar system are challenged to write a 100-word story prompted by the weekly picture hosted and posted by Rochelle Wisoff Fields over at Addicted to Purple. This week’s picture was provided by Rochelle herself:
The Day Beethoven Over Schlepped
What now, Mozart?
You broke my piano!
But I was sleeping.
You broke it when you rolled over, Beethoven! You’re a horrible roommate!
You’re no prize yourself, Zart.
I told you to call me Mozart! It suits my artistic temperament better!
Really? Better than knucklehead?
That does it! Pack your symphonies and go move in with Schubert.
Ah come on! You know that guy puts the phony in symphony. Listen, I’ll buy us a new piano.
And the garbage?
I’m Beethoven, I don’t schlep.
Do I have to call Schubert?
Okay! Don’t get your fingers in a knot! I’m schlepping, I’m schlepping.
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Until next time . . . I love you
36 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: The Day Beethoven Schlepped”
Schlepping sounds like a Jewish word. Perry didn’t sneak into your blog and write this did he? You have to watch that guy.
Ha! Shhh . . . don’t tell anybody that my Go To Schlepping ghost writer is Perry. He doesn’t even know! 😀
And now I have Roll Over Beethoven stuck in my head, alternating back and forth between the Chuck Berry original and the excellent Beatles cover. Not a bad ear-worm to have, though, i must say. Funny stuff as per usual, darling.
Thanks Helena. At least your ear worms have a repertoire Mine only know one song. Row row row your boat. (Oh great! Now I know what I’m going to be humming all day . . . sigh)
And here I was thinking this would be about all the tiny singers running out the piano for their first taste of artistic freedom since that kid started trying to learn Chopsticks.
You’re back then! Still you didn’t leave without hope as – especially so as a new ‘blogger’ there were the past masters no less. Look forward reading more soon – todays was fine!
Yes I am back Mike and I just read your marvelous bible post comment! Ha ha! I’m a little behind on my blogging and commenting, but I’m working my way over there to read it again! 😀
Good one! Made me smile. Beethoven I think would approve not sure of Mozart though. 😉
So true Jackie. I’m afraid Mozart comes off as the more anal retentive of the two, doesn’t he? 😀
Yeah, but that’s okay, with that kind of talent he can get away with it. 😉
Really! He could get away with anything! 😀
It’s like the odd couple! Old stick in the mud Zart never let’s Beetovhen have any fun. Its a good thing Beethoven was hard of hearing or he would have called it Symphony Number Whine.
LOL!! 😀 That’s the punchline to a Beethoven baby joke! I just think of a set up though. Can you?
This really made me smile.
Oh I am so glad to hear that! I had a log of fun with it. 😀
Beethoven definitely rolled over in this one. 🙂
He did! Hey I just thought of a neat invention. How about the Beethoven Rolling Pin? I’d buy one! ;D
I’ve never thought of Mozart as “Zart” before. Ha ha! So amusing and original!
It never occurred to me that Beethoven and co, had portable pianos plugged to electricity.
I have always associated them with massive organs that can’t be broken by rolling over.
Very creative piece, my dear.
I’m still laughing! 🙂
Hahah! Well I had to use a little poetic license on this one Teecee! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
Amusing and different take on the prompt.
Laughing here and taking out the trash. A whimsical composition, full of chuckles.
Thank you Doug. I’m glad you enjoyed it and I’m glad you took out the trash! 😀
Did you know that schlepp is not only a verb but also a noun. It’s one of my many nicknames. A schlepp is one who schlepps…sort of a frumpy type.
Fun dialogue here.
I guess I have heard of someone being called a schlep. It’s a wonderful word isn’t it? Tailor made for the humor writer in all of us! And I can’t believe it is one of your many nicknames. But I bet there’s a good story behind it, and I hope we will be hearing about it one of these Fridays! 😀
Beeeoootiful. I can just imagine this (but not sure if they were contemporaries?).And nice bits – rolling over, Zart, phony..
Haha! So glad you liked it Patrick. I got pretty into it, when I was writing it, I must say. 😀
It’s so good to hear the REAL truth about how the great composers lived. So funny!
Yes well, inquiring minds want to know, right? HA! 😀
Neat take on this prompt, Linda. And I’d be willing to bet that these guys really were this ordinary in their own time. We’ve just grown too used to putting them on some pedestal and letting them collect dust there. We don’t appreciate how “real” they were. Thanks for the reminder.
That’s so true, isn’t it Sandra. I guess that’s why these scenarios work so well in humor. It is funny to think of them as just ordinary people.And who knows, they might have been really boring in real life. 😀
Totally fun. Prefer my classics this way…comical. 🙂
I’m kind of partial to the comical side of things myself! 😀
Roll over Beethoven; haha, I love it!