Monday Minute Challenge

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Hello :)

I am participating in a prompt contest held by Tessa over at Christ is Write. We have to write an interesting snippet inspired by the prompt with 300 words or under. I used the object prompt which had these three things I had to include: Piano, rose, necklace.

     I took a deep breath, trying to calm my unrelenting, jittery nerves. They’d call my name any second. All I could do was wait.
     My fingers danced in the folds of my dress, rehearsing their memorized performance. It was only two pages, and lasted forty-five seconds at tops. I had practiced my piece perfectly at home, playing it over and over and over again. Deep down, I knew I was confident, but yet my present state showed otherwise.
      A chorus of clapping snapped my gaze up from my lap. A girl stood up from the piano, bowed, and flounced back to her seat, a huge smile reflecting what she thought of her performance.
     "Next up is…”
     There was a pause and a shuffling of papers. I held my breath, my muscles tensing up as I waiting in anticipation.
      All eyes turned to me. My heart thudded as I stood up, my footsteps slow as I stepped towards the stage. I had been practicing this for months; I couldn’t mess up.
     My pearl shaped necklace bounced upon my chest as I climbed the steps that led up to the stage, the piano sitting in the spotlight where it could easily be seen by all eyes.
     I sat down, spreading out my dress and resting my hands against the Ivory keys. After releasing a shaky breath, I played my piece.
     I started softly, but then crescendo as I made my way up to the peak of the song. Like the fluttering wings of a Hummingbird, my hands beat across the keys, ending in a loud, echoing, ending chord.
    It was silent.
   And then… Applause. I grinned widely, looking towards my mom clapping her hands enthusiastically, holding a single red rose in her hands, calling my name with pride.
   I did it.         

Thanks for reading!
- Katie


don't be shy to hang out in the comment section!
make frens, check back for my replies, keep things clean, shout about pizza, squeal about books, moan about editing... all that cool stuff.