100 Word Challenge | Time Marches On

I talked about it yesterday. Here it is.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

The police called it an accident, but witnesses knew it was an act of God. What else could cause the decapitation of the drum major?

Some blame the tuba player with the faulty spit valve. Others the percussionist.

Bitter cold knocked out four of the parade’s scheduled bands. The doomed drum major was secretly glad for the lack of competition.

He had no way of predicting the cymbalist’s loose grip, the deadly arc of metal disc, or the slip on the spit that took him down, then out.

Friends and family agreed that he died doing what he loved. His tombstone: “Time Marches On”.

tuba_line

 

Advertisements

2 responses to “100 Word Challenge | Time Marches On

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s