Stage Struck

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Etol Bagam. Thank you Etol!

After months of daily rehearsals, herbal teetotaling and sour patch kid interventions, another opening night had arrived!

Judith waited in the wings, stage right, as the orchestra erupted into a cacophony of dissonant notes, fine tuning in preparation for the tap tap tap of the maestro’s baton on the dais. A rustling of programs and coughs finally settled into silence as the auditorium lights dimmed and blue filtered spots illuminated the stage.

The intro swelled, Judith’s cue to take her place at center stage…

The intro swelled, Judith’s cue to take her place at center stage…

The intro swelled..as the understudy (who had anticipated this moment) shoved past Judith, who stood frozen in place, heart pounding in her ears…

The show must always go on. But this night, it would go on without her.

kat ~ 6 October 2015
(134 Words)

A short story for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) Weekly Challenge #34. Read more HERE


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