Short Stories

Harmonica visitors submit fiction or non-fiction short stories based on experiences that involve the harmonica or harmonica playing. If you would like to have a short story included in our collection, please note the procedures for submission in the bullet points on the Short Stories main page.

Tom Hearne

On a fly drive holiday to the United States, traveling to Tijuana in Mexico, my mates and me decided to stop off for the evening in a town called Ensenitas (I think that is the correct spelling). After a quick brush and scrub up we thought we'd check out the local nightlife. Now I can't remember the bar but I do remember eating chicken burittos and drinking quite a lot of lager (beer).

As the night progressed we got talking to the locals, a young bird (lady) flashed her threepenny bits to my older brother, my cousin was propositioned by an old geezer, and my other mate approached the band playing on stage. After a couple more drinks an announcement went out over the speakers announcing that 'here in the bar tonight is one of London, England's top harmonica players, Mr. Thomas Hearne'. After giving my mate a mouthful of abuse, I was ushered onto the stage and the lead singer/guitarist ask me what key I preferred to play in but all I knew was that I had a Lee Oskar diatonic in the key of "C". The band seem to know what to adjust and away I went playing 2 sets, including a solo. Even though I wasn't anywhere near the 'performing live' ability stage, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and my mate, brother and cousin said I sounded okay.

London, England

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