March 23: Flash Fiction Challenge: Audience

The Challenge:

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!’

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to March 23: Flash Fiction Challenge: Audience

  1. Charli Mills says:

    Ha, ha! I can relate to this as often tourists to the west marvel over what seem like every day work to those who live off the land. Although If I were to visit, I fear I’d be taking photos, too. πŸ™‚ Great take on the flash to show an audience where it would be better not to have one.

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