She had thought about and imagined this moment for years, but she’d never expected things to go quite the way they did.
The day had started so well, the sun was shining and everything was ready. Her dress hung on the rail above the window, majestic and serene. She knew she’d look beautiful.
Applying her makeup with extra care, adding the final touches of quality but subtle jewelry, she was ready to make her grand entrance.
She heard her name and turned to see her best friend hurrying up the corridor.
‘Don’t go out there Libby,’ she said. ‘He’s not coming.’
‘How do you know?’ she asked quietly.
Her friend passed her a note.
He said he was sorry, but he couldn’t go through with it and wished her luck.
Libby looked at her friend, stood tall and ripped the note in two.
Her friend didn’t understand. They had planned this audition to the last detail but Libby didn’t seem fazed by it at all.
‘I’ll go it alone,’ she said, and with that she walked gracefully out of the dressing room and towards the stage where her solo future waited.
Written for Fandango’s Story Starter
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