How Not To Play The Flute #1LinerWeds

I called a friend the other day to check up on her and we had a laughfest, trading worries and woes, as often happens when one trades worries and woes with a dear friend. She said she had been playing the flute at church, but:

It’s difficult to play with a mask on.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: An instrument that can no longer be played.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “How Not To Play The Flute #1LinerWeds

  1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    August 10, 2022 at 2:31pm

    It is even more difficult to play the flute with the lung complications of covid and long covid. Leave the masks on! Blowing into wind instruments is a great way to spread the virus. It isn’t over, people.

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      Marian Allen

      August 11, 2022 at 9:05am

      As Bob Dylan said, “The COVID, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind. The COVID is blowin’ in the wind.” …What’s that? Bob Dylan DIDN’T say that?

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    • Anonymous

      August 12, 2022 at 8:15am

      I’m with you Alicia. Btw did you see the news about how they’ve found a link between CFS and long covid? The research could pay dividends for everyone.

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      Marian Allen

      August 11, 2022 at 9:07am

      It might be worth testing, but the importance of embouchure makes me doubt it.

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  2. Anonymous

    August 12, 2022 at 8:17am

    They should make a special mask for flautists. Something with a valve that seals around the end of the flute. Could catch on. 😀

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