figooza990 would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

It's Not a Clarinet

By figooza990 All Rights Reserved ©

Drama / Humor

Prologue

“It’s actually an oboe...” I said, gesturing to the case I held delicately in my hands.

Mr. Rooney, my new band teacher, smiled and nodded. “It’s been a few years since we’ve had one of them. How long have you been playing?”

“Six years... I started in fifth grade...” Mr. Rooney smiled again.

“We’ll be glad to have you in band, then. It’ll be a little odd putting you in just a month before the district competition, but I think you can do it.”

“Am I the only oboe?”

Mr. Rooney chuckled. “With this size of town, I’m glad to have have even one. Yes, you are the only one... we have a bassoon though. He just switched over from alto sax.”

That was the problem with moving to a smaller town. It meant a smaller band that likely wouldn't have another, better, oboe. Now I couldn’t hide behind Lena’s playing... this wasn’t going to be good.

I was going to miss good ol' Lena.

Six years of playing doesn’t necessarily make one good. I was living proof of that. Anything faster than a quarter note scared the living crap right outta me. I would describe my runs as ‘an extremely fat walrus trying to climb up an icy, glass covered slope.’ Slow, clumsy, and loud.

I loved band, and I loved my oboe, but was still clueless on why I had picked such a difficult duck-squawk of an instrument to play.

At least there was a bassoon though. I could complain about reed making to somebody who would understand. At least, if he made reeds. He probably didn’t.

“I’ll get your music to you in class tomorrow, and we’ll get you all set up and everything,” Mr. Rooney said, getting up and moving to a small office in the back.

“Thank you sir,” I called after him, gathering my oboe and preparing to head to my next classroom to speak with that teacher. Moving in the middle of the school year was one of the worst ideas my parents had ever had.

“Oh, Erika,” Mr Roone said as I neared the doorway. “Welcome to Hamilton High School.”

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Chapters
1. Prologue
Further Recommendations

heavyonbooks: I admire your creativity. You have written a great piece. I want to promote your Inkitt book for free to my list of newsletter subscribers. If that is alright by you then please email me at exzordersplrwso AT gmail.com to book your spot, thanks.

zoheusher20: What more can I say? The writing style and little details drew me into the book and for the entirety of the story I was Juliet. I felt her turmoil and emotions and every trouble or triumph as they arrived. This story was very different and had quite a few little but unexpected twists that made it...

Jasmine Chow: As I read this story, I was reminded some what of Terry Pratchett, especially some descriptions of politics and economics. The sci-fic setting is quite intriguing. Writing style is quite lovely and grew on me slowly. I was also slightly reminded of Mark Twain, especially his book A Connecticut Ya...

N_F_G: This story was fantastic! It was really enjoyable, and the characters and locations felt real to me as I read the story! Celeste was an amazing character, who survived all her struggles, and I felt the author did an excellent job writing about suicide and self harm- in a sensitive, authentic mann...

Jennie Lewis: A little slow in the beginning, but once the tide came in, I was caught up in it, and couldn't escape. I read it through without stopping, literally couldn't put it down. Above all, the ending was very satisfying.

Ariel: First book from the Author I've read, and am extremely impressed and very much satisfied that this story was a short-story, yet, filled with great writing, fantastic characters, and all I'd like is more, please. Malice, she is my favorite!!

viveksaji1990: The novel is altogether a fun read although there are way too many typos and spelling-grammar errors. If those could be corrected, I am willing to give a better rating and also convince people to buy the book if the book gets published. Apart from the typos, its a really fun and slightly romantic...

Wendi Getz: Very powerful and moving story! A great read, especially for young women. I loved how it pulled the reader down the slippery slope that is domestic abuse and gave us an inside view of how easy it is to end up in that situation.

More Recommendations

Ashley Kimler: I love the drama and the darkness of this story. Sadly, I was distracted my editorial errors and couldn't delve into it. The grammar mistakes kept me from being able to forget where I was and immerse in the story. If not for that, I think I would have given this chapter 5 stars. My advice to the ...

Chak Nastya: awesome story! had me hooked from the start. though i kind of already guessed what was going to happen next it was still a nice story. i have a feeling as if it hasn't been properly finished but i don't know why. but it's your story and you decide when it's over or not

ElusiveBadwolf: This book was so beautiful to read. I loved how Lizzy was finishing Hayden's list off for he self couldn't complete it and now she is learning to move on. In the end i cried, because i couldn't think about moving on if i was in her position. And how she had forgiven him by not being there with he...

Dessie Williams: loved the book. the plot the characters all just great.I think it's a must read. once you start this book it's hard to put down. hope it gets published....I think this book is a must read.great job!!!!

Dessie Williams: I read the first book and now this one, they both are really good stories. love the characters,. loved painting the story in my head, the ending was awesome. Hope the series continue . Great job .... You Rock!!!

{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.