March 23, 2017 prompt: 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? Is the audience itself a character. Go where the prompt leads.
They came from Japan and America, standing in a row over the bridge with their cameras at the ready.
Fascinated by the workings and complexities of controlling the water, they asked questions before snapping and zooming in to their heart’s content.
No matter ‘The Star’ of their little show was running herself ragged with paddles and gates.
At the end of the performance and ready to vacate the lock, she stood tall and asked for a round of applause for being their entertainment.
As she took a bow of thanks, she muttered to herself,
‘I should’ve passed the hat!’