Friday, March 22, 2013

Stage Fright - Five Sentence Fiction


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The prompt - Conquer

Stage Fright

Arms pulled tight against her sides, doubt and fear dripping from her face in the form of perspiration, she crosses the stage focused on her destination. She sits upon the wooden stool, placing her fingers upon the ivory keys. One stroke at a time, she connects with the instrument, mingling and becoming the music which flows through the air, a product of her own motions. A shuffle fills the room as the crowd stands and erupts into a swarm of loud applaud. She stands and faces the audience, a smile touch her lips and a beam of delight caressing her skin.

9 comments:

McGuffy Ann said...

You captured both the stage fright and the success of conquering it. I like this!

Cher Green said...

Thanks, Ann.

dragonsflypoppy said...

really good - I felt nervous just reading it! x

theimaginator said...

I really liked this, particularly how she become one with the instrument and the music.

Terry W. Ervin II said...

Not bad. You could take this somewhere larger (longer), Cher

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

This reminded me of what Barbra Streisand said she felt like when she was on stage. Excellent display of emotion, Cher.

Cher Green said...

Thank you all. Glad you enjoyed the bit of writing. I forgot how fun it was to throw words on the paper without thinking of the larger outcome. It's almost like finger painting.

Misha Gericke said...

I like your take on the theme. :-)

Cher Green said...

Misha,

Thank you. Prompts are so wonderful for leading you down paths you wouldn't go otherwise. Not even sure I went here with this piece. It popped in my head and I set the stage. Very fun exercise.

 
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