Suppertime Blues

26 Apr

Written for: Friday Fictioneers

25 April 2014

Copyright - Bjorn Brudberg

Photo Copyright – Björn Rudberg


Julius and his Grandfather found a way to earn some much-needed money by playing tunes from the “old country” as patrons feasted on meals that cost more than their monthly rent. They tried to ignore their burning hunger that was made worse by the wonderful aromas that wafted from the dinner plates.

In the darkness of the  Greek restaurant they poured their hearts and souls into the music, hoping that they would be invited back again tomorrow night by the owner whose kindhearted chef  rewards them with leftovers.


15 Responses to “Suppertime Blues”

  1. sustainabilitea April 26, 2014 at 5:12 pm #

    That would be a very difficult situation, wouldn’t it? I hope the chef takes pity on them soon. Being hungry would be bad enough but to be somewhere smelling food would be agony.

    Just a small thing…”owner who’s kindhearted chef” is “whose.”


  2. rochellewisoff April 26, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

    Dear Patricia,

    The juxtaposition of abject poverty against extravagant wealth is well played. Patrons eating meals that cost a month’s rent. Nicely done.



  3. Sorchia D April 26, 2014 at 8:41 pm #

    Starving artists! It happens. Good scene.

  4. wmqcolby April 26, 2014 at 9:00 pm #

    Food and music. Great combination. And such a kindhearted chef, too. Great!

    Thanks, Patricia.

  5. elappleby April 27, 2014 at 3:30 am #

    this made me hungry too 😀

  6. Steve Lakey April 27, 2014 at 5:57 am #

    A great emotional angle to this story. I love the title too! 🙂

  7. K.Z. April 27, 2014 at 12:57 pm #

    a very sad story. that’s why it’s a good habit to always leave a good tip for hardworking people.

  8. Shandra April 27, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

    Always in perspective. Reminds us to be kind to all. Thank you. Shandra

  9. aliciajamtaas April 27, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

    Interesting to have the gig night-by-night, never sure if they would be invited back, never sure they would have a good meal. Nicely done.

  10. Dee April 28, 2014 at 8:56 am #

    Thank goodness for the kindhearted chef. Nicely told story, the comparison of wealth with poverty, well done

  11. yarnspinnerr April 29, 2014 at 1:43 am #

    A very different take. Poverty amidst plenty so well brought out.

  12. patriciaruthsusan April 29, 2014 at 2:59 am #

    Patricia, Poverty is terrible and a great contrast is made in your story. I agree that it must be terrible to smell food and be so hungry. Good for the chef. Well written.


  13. Nan Falkner April 29, 2014 at 3:30 am #

    Good job, and hopefully free food! The story is wonderful! Thanks! Nan 🙂

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