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As I followed the notes through the smoke dark crowd I thought: 'I.Cough. know that accordion. Cough.'

Its home was so cluttered I almost never found the instrument and added its notes to Francas' repetoire of chimes and voices.

After his spot, the player came over and I apologised for coughing. 'That's alright. I've heared that cough before. Why didn't you change me back?'
'What, you were the parrot?'
'His cage. I managed to leave the spell book open at the right place as I changed.'
'I never saw it.'
'Oh you are the perfect ''Animal sitter'' for the Jacobsons.

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    Neville Hunt over 1 year ago

    I'm reading this a third time both to try to understand it fully, and also because I like it. I'll get there....I think :-)

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    Jamie Clapperton over 1 year ago

    Thanks a lot Neville . Was a bit of an 'I will finish something before I leave for work job.' Wouldn't put it past you to read something cleverer into it than I put in! :-)

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    Neville Hunt over 1 year ago

    I’ll do my best to read something deeper into it...it might even have been inserted un or subconsciously by you! But I do know that must get something finished before heading workwards. I’ve made myself late before now because I can’t stop tinkering with the words in a way that probably only I will notice! :-)

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    Drew Martyn over 1 year ago

    I'm pretty sure I don't want to know the Jacobsons! Intriguing drabble Jamie.

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    Jamie Clapperton over 1 year ago

    Thanks Drew. :-)There's nothing sinister about the accordian and parrot that helped inspire this, and their owners are nothing like the Jacobsons. The Parrot can swear in Lithuanian and while he was learning to distinguish between my finger and a grape he nearly learned some English expletives. But I'm fond of him now.

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    Cerridwen 11 months ago

    This feels like it could be inspired from Terry Pratchett. Kinda wish the story was longer to expand on the characters and their predicament.

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