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55 - Bagpiper


He plays outside the Palacio hotel, the only Mexican bagpiper for miles around. He spurns all offers of a steady gig. He has everything he needs, especially when a tired young mother stops to listen, tears in her eyes, then hands her boy a dollar. "Give this to the nice man."

Tonight he is rich.










About Friday 55: Write a story in 55 words, then tell the G-Man!

11 comments:

Margaret said...

An amazing talent, given freely because he can. Very sweet.

May 30, 2013 at 10:27 PM
TALON said...

Awww! This was so touching and sweet!

May 30, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Alice Audrey said...

A Mexican bagpiper is bound to be rare, especially a good one. No one wants to her the practice sessions.

May 30, 2013 at 11:08 PM
Mama Zen said...

Really cool 55!

May 30, 2013 at 11:12 PM
izzy said...

Glorious! very original combo-
no accounting for attractions and
even obsessions...

May 31, 2013 at 7:19 AM
Other Mary said...

Nice man...nice flash fiction.

May 31, 2013 at 8:02 AM
Linc said...

Oh, this is wonderful. My first genuine smile of the day!

May 31, 2013 at 8:10 AM
Helen said...

Simple, charming .. got misty eyed reading your poem.

May 31, 2013 at 9:19 AM
razzamadazzle said...

This is very touching. Sweet.

May 31, 2013 at 10:54 AM
G-Man said...

Pedro MacNish!!
Gotta love a Bagger.
This was a very creative post Ann
Loved your Piper 55
Thanks for playing, thanks for your great support, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

May 31, 2013 at 12:29 PM
Vanessa V Kilmer said...

Nice. I love bagpipers.

Flash 55 - prick lee

June 1, 2013 at 5:44 PM