Cello Bass Face

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Copyright-Roger Cohen


They bellied up to the bar exchanging notes.  One sat, the other stood.

“They’re not the same.”

“You sure?”


“Why did you say it?”

“I didn’t.”

“That’s what you heard.”

“I know what I heard.”

“I don’t deserve this.”

The bartender poured one last drink.    It was hard to tell who was who.

“What’s up with you two?”

“Having an argument about nothing.”


It didn’t matter the sun was rising and the place had been closed for hours.

Their strings out of tune, they went out back, looking to play more than words.

“It’s a Cello!”

“Bass, asshole.”

44 thoughts on “Cello Bass Face

    1. Rochelle,
      LMAO….It remind me of a few conversations I have had…Two people talking about say a bass and a cello, the differences so small but yet they can not agree even when at times are saying the same thing.

      1. Janet,
        Rochelle had me laughing with that one as well. I would be happy to present her with an award… Glad you found it just right. Thanks.

  1. jocular and meaningful. very well done. also, consider a comma after “bass” in the last line. otherwise, you’re referring to a type of asshole as a “bass asshole.” with the comma, you’re referring to a “bass” while calling someone an “asshole.” either way, that was fun.

    1. Rich,
      Thanks for the help. I changed it. Glad you stopped by, commented and found it jocular. Your input always helps.


    1. David,
      I was going for that feel. I didn’t even name the characters for that reason. I wanted them to blend together.
      Thanks Tom

    1. Muzer,
      I would think the conversation went on or perhaps they brawled it out in the parking lot…For two people not communicating well the conversation sure was flowing…Thanks.

    1. Kent,
      Thanks man…Why not throw a few mother jokes in there as well. It would fit…I see them more as friends who just like to have a go at each other. Two people who enjoy the banter and maybe even throw a fist or two, but end up hugging in the end and having a beer over it. Thanks for the kind words.


  2. Great job infusing life and personality into these two guys, making them two kindred souls who probably can’t say a kind word to each other but can “exchange notes” like no one else. I can’t ever see them as any less than animate now. Thanks, Tom!

    1. Linda,
      There is so much truth in that statement. Arguments are often circular…however writers have to be the worst!
      Thanks for commenting and for the kind words.

    1. I normally only give the 100 words as much thought as they deserve…I wonder as well. But I see them more as friends. I image they continue to exchange banter and that is what keeps their friendship going…. Thanks for commenting. I am glad to see you back…

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