This is my entry for this week’s Friday Fictioneers Challenge run by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week’s picture prompt was provided by Dee Lovering. The challenge is to write a story within 100 words.
Pushing the Barrier
It was busier than she’d expected. She hoped the clouds would open, sending everyone scurrying home but… no luck so far.
How on Earth had Carl talked her into this?
She gazed over the sea of people, clutching the bulky case to her chest. She could leave. She didn’t have to go through with it.
“Well?” Carl whispered in her ear. His presence gave her strength, his belief in her abilities. This was her dream – she just had to get past the barrier of nerves.
With guitar case open on the pavement before her, fingers caressed strings.
And she sang.
Word Count: 100
Although I couldn’t spot one – and I spent a fair while searching – I’m sure there must be a busker in that crowd of people somewhere!
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