The Day We All Got Tattoos
The day we all got tattoos was just like any ordinary day, except for the fact that we all got tattoos. It was a journey to be blessed by patron saint John Coltrane, praised by Billy Holiday, watched over by Miles Davis, the adventure's bass line laid down by Charles Mingus with the occasional solo by Ornette Coleman. It was a decision built on spontaneity with ramifications that would have a lasting impact to all those involved, making us feel like a connected group no matter which path life would take us.
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Fiction by Harmon Leon
I was leader amongst my small circle of friends/fellow tuba players ever since being propelled to the coveted position of First Tuba Chair in the Wilcox High School Marching Band. Though ostracized by the rest of the musicians, the tuba section stuck together like a jolly band of pirates but without the hooked hands and buried treasure -- simply for the love of the instrument.