Five Sentence Fiction – DETERMINATION

 ImageAs she stood backstage warming up, her manager came by and, with his usual toothy grin, told her it was another sell-out.
  She smiled to herself and shook her head as she looked around at the crew scurrying with last minute details and listened to the crowd chanting her name.
  The words of her 7th grade teacher came back to her, as they had every night since the day they were said all those years ago.
“Stop singing, Sara, you sound like a frog.”

  The smile was still on her face as she walked onstage and stepped up to the  microphone.


3 thoughts on “Five Sentence Fiction – DETERMINATION

  1. Pingback: Five Sentence Fiction – DETERMINATION | On The Rocks

  2. It must have taken a lot for this woman’s 7th grade teacher to tell her she should stop singing because she sounded like a frog, Either this teacher had been envious of this woman’s voice, or she wanted to increase this woman’s determination to try to sing even better than she already does by saying it’s bad.

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