The Band Played On

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My task is to write a complete story, Beginning, Middle, and End in 100 words.

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Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 101

(c) David Stewart

The Band Played On

The band played on. This was the last band concert because of the sale. In the name of progress, the park had been sold by the city to a developer. Few people attended tonight which was the reason for the sale. Three lone protesters held signs.

The mayor’s mood was celebratory. The sale meant the books were in the black. Bands, gazebos, and parks were in the past. The millennials paid little attention to such things. They cherished their iPhones and computers, not tradition.

Nobody would miss the band concerts. If you wanted music, use your iPod.

And the band played…


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