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Requiem for a Small Town Dance Band

by Thom Whalen


Copyright 2012 Thom Whalen


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Chapter 1

“We sounded pretty good tonight,” Mac said. He wiped his brass mouthpiece down with a handkerchief of uncertain provenance.

“Yeah, we were swinging,” Ernie said. He squeezed his accordion closed with a discordant wheeze and snapped the straps in place. “In the Mood always puts me in the mood.”

“I got to get home. Roxie wants me to get the gravensteins picked before church tomorrow. She’s going to spend the afternoon canning her apple butter. There’s no rest for the weary.”

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