Before I get started, I want to say hello to all the new blog followers! We’ve added new followers at about triple the rate we were last year, so there are a lot of fresh faces! Please join me in making them feel welcome, and if you’ve liked, commented on, or shared posts, thank you!
Now, onto this week’s drabble. The prompt over at Carrot Ranch reminds us of who we write for. In 99 words (no more, no less) write about an audience. It can be broad or small, and gathered for any reason. How does your character react to an audience?
I hope you enjoy my take on it.
The audience cheers from the other side of the curtain. Closing my eyes, I breathe in the moment. Months and years of hard work and sleepless nights have all led to this.
Cameron smiles. “Are you ready?”
“Absolutely.” I smooth my skirt and take his hand, and together, we take the stage.
The crowd erupts. My heart pounds upon seeing joy on so many faces.
Cameron waves and takes his place on the edge. I stay at the microphone, and after another calming breath, I utter the words I’ll say many times in the coming years.
“My fellow Americans…”