March 23: Flash Fiction Challenge: Audience

The Challenge:
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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!’

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth for jelly babies or fruit pastilles. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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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.

  2. Pingback: Who Gives Audience? « Carrot Ranch Communications

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