Wednesday’s Words: the littlest virtuoso

100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#69 

The prompt ~ Bah Humbug!



The Littlest Virtuoso

From the moment the little bug had finished his metamorphosis, he had loved to hum.  In his short time on earth he had learned to hum the many different melodies he had been exposed to.  Such musical masterpieces as Handel’s Messiah, or Debussy’s Clair de lune, were happily hummed in perfect pitch.

One day when visiting a lovely nearby garden, he landed on a fragrant rose.  Becoming drunk off its lovely fragrance he began to hum loudly and most contentedly.

The gardener happened by and noticing him there, reached out to squish him.

“Bah, you Humbug!” He muttered with satisfaction.


Some extras for your pleasure…

Handel’s Messiah history

Handel’s Messiah the music…


Debussy a bit of history and other musical facts!   ~Do you imagine I love his music?   I Do!

Debussy’s Clair de lune the music

Do you think you know this piece?  Well of course you do!


33 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Words: the littlest virtuoso

  1. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Omg, that was nasty and caught me totally off guard (so into the story, that I forgot it was one of your super shorties):
    Good job!

  2. gentlestitches says:

    At least he died quickly and on a good note. Perhaps it could be continued and the gardener missed him and instead his fist came down on the fence and the last thing the bug saw as he happily hummed away was the gardener staring in shocked disbelief at the cache of gold spilling out of its hiding place in the hollow fence post.

    • Lynda says:

      I love the harp. My sister-in-law played for our wedding and again for our 25th wedding anniversary. It was beautiful.
      Yes, Eva, I do. I use them to bake with! 1 goose egg equals 3 chicken’s eggs and will make your cake divine!

    • Lynda says:

      To be honest, I don’t delight in it. It is a necessary evil…

      However, during Japanese Beetle season my chickens certainly delight in dispatching the little devils for me!

    • Lynda says:

      Yes, the poor little hummer died doing what he like best. Don’t we all want to go that way? 😉 I like how you phrased that, “Nicely twisted ending.” Thank you for visiting today!

  3. magsx2 says:

    Loved you little bug story, loved the way you bought in the Bah Humbug in the end. 😀
    Enjoyed your videos as well, I hope you are enjoying the Christmas break, it is hard to imagine a New Year just around the corner.

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Mags! There is no break for those who are retired, LOL, but it is good to have Bob home for two four day weekends in a row! As for your last comment, I have to say, “Where did this year go?”

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