This week’s flash fiction prompt over at Carrot Ranch is one that gave me an idea right away, so I wonder how I’m getting my response in with *checks watch* a few hours to spare.
Let’s blame the holiday season.
Anyway, the prompt was this: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features a performance.
I take my seat in the front row. As Corina’s biggest fan, I wouldn’t miss this concert for anything.
Bouncing my leg, I wait for her to appear. She’s late. Is something wrong? There – she’s just offstage. Her deep breath lifts the long beads she wears.
Finally, she takes the stage, and I cheer as she poses. The music starts, and Corina performs a song I’ve heard a thousand times. When it ends, I offer a well-deserved standing ovation.
Corina smiles and twists, biting her nail. Then, still in her place on our coffee-table stage, my little girl bows.