It's Fandot Creativity night and the first prompt was 10-15 minutes to write or draw something on the theme of "banjos and balloons". I only managed the former...
Kevin, reading newspaper:"Mm?"
John:"Can you play any musical instruments?"
Kevin:"Actually... I can."
Kevin:"The piano. And also the guitar. And the cello. And of course the viola. And I have been known to dabble in the harpsichord."
John:"Dabble in the what?"
John:"Is that like a harp?"
John:"Right. You see, the thing is, I haven't made any New Year's resolutions yet, and I thought I might take up a musical instrument."
John, annoyed:"Actually, I thought I might take up the banjo."
John, ignoring him:"...Yes, I was in a shop the other day and they were advertising banjo lessons, and I thought, why not, so anyway I've signed up for a one-year full-time intensive course at the London College of Music. I start on Monday."
Kevin:"Right. So you're taking this quite seriously, then?"
John:"Well, of course. I never do anything lightly, as you know. I'm not a dabbler."
Kevin:"Have you ever actually played the banjo before?"
Kevin:"Even as I said it I knew it was a stupid question."
John:"I don't even know what one looks like! Is it some sort of percussion?"