05 February 2010

Flash 55-The Audition

She hears her number and walks onto the stage. Darkness before her, the music starts. A voice sings in her heart. She flies, her body moving across the boards, the leather of her shoes squeaking as she touches the wood. Skin glistening, her breath comes quickly as she awaits a decision looking into the darkness.


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21 comments:

Lorenzo Lapis Lazuli said...

This is quite a little gem. Had me leaping along the floorboard with your dancer. Love the last line, after all, aren't we all looking into the darkness awaiting a decision? Congratulations

Lorenzo Lapis Lazuli said...

This is quite a little gem. Had me leaping along the floorboard with your dancer. Love the last line, after all, aren't we all looking into the darkness awaiting a decision? Congratulations

Ronda Laveen said...

The agony of the waiting. Beautifully told 55.

Peter Stone said...

A ballet audition, if I'm not off the mark. Great 55.

Realliveman said...

Always being judged.

Great 55!

Hootin' Anni said...

......and?!!
The decision? Oh dear, you left me hanging on this one....wanting more.

Mine's HERE. Scroll down below my Friday's Show n Tell to find my 55.

Have a great weekend.

Brian Miller said...

beautiful 55...almost wrote about my beautiful dancer myself. we shared the stage a few times. smiles.

my 55 is up!

Chef Kar said...

It has been a long time since I have auditioned, but boy, this brings it back home. The staring into the darkness to learn of your fate...my heart is beating quickly now. Hope she succeeds.

I'm up:

Friday Flash 55 ~ Checkmate

Alice Audrey said...

That moment of darkness at the end can be so scary.

Susan said...

Wow! I loved this. Once someone gets in their zone it all becomes second nature. Great 55!

Thanks for visiting mine!

G-Man said...

Hokey Smokes!!
This was Awesome!
Excellent 55 CM...
Dancing with the Stars?
A dance recital?
You?
Anyway, Thank you so much for this wonderfully written story.
You Rock Baby!
BTW...Have a Kick Ass Week-End!
G-Daddy

C.M. Jackson said...

G-man--Thank you--a little bit of each--there is a dancer in every one of us after all. Hope you are enjoying Super Bowl Sunday-best c

C.M. Jackson said...

Susan--the key is to let ourselves enter the zone despite the fear and in spite of the unknown--thanks C

C.M. Jackson said...

Alice--yes, before the light there is the darkness! c

C.M. Jackson said...

Chef K--not unliike a brilliantly prepared meal --expectation and acknowledgement combined is a real rush! best c

C.M. Jackson said...

Brian-who knew? Get out there then and strut your stuff with the missus;-)best-c

C.M. Jackson said...

Hootin' Annie-I hope you are having wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by-c

C.M. Jackson said...

Realliveman--ain't that the truth-best c

C.M. Jackson said...

Peter--yes --I couldn't get the sound of the wood in the toe shoe in there though--perhaps next time--best c

C.M. Jackson said...

ronda-

thank you! c

C.M. Jackson said...

lorenzo--mission accomplished! Had you dancing along and yes we are all waiting in the darkness at some point--hope your weekend was beautiful! c

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