FFfAW – Week of 03-01-2016 – The Final Night

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It was our final night.

The cast were up for one more performance.

It had been a wonderful week with packed houses every night.

Tonight the auditorium was packed.

The show had energy, pathos, the music catchy and our band top rate.

As the second act began the audience could sense the show energetically moving towards its climax.

The leading character was about to be killed which led to his love professing her love and loss.

A rumble back stage symbolised the main characters demise. But reality intervened when the guitarist tripped a cord, which knocked over the bass players amp, causing a massive fault, which led to a fire, which led to chaos.

Disaster surrounded us.

People screamed. There was a stampede for the doors.

In the melee people were hurt, some badly, the show ended abruptly.

We were left with nothing but a burnt out band, terrified actors and the memory of a great week badly singed.

 

Written for: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/fffaw-week-of-03-01-2016/

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38 Responses to FFfAW – Week of 03-01-2016 – The Final Night

  1. That’s certainly not a great ending to a great week. Lot of tribulation in this piece, Michael! Great story telling and a wonderful story!

  2. Mandy says:

    Oh my. Since you were a drama teacher, Michael, am glad to know this is a flash-fiction piece. Whew, what an ending!

  3. mandibelle16 says:

    Very clever Michael. Disappointing the week had to end with such tragedy. And your last word, perfect!

  4. samratkel says:

    Great story! I like the potential play on words of the “burnt out band”

  5. rosemawrites says:

    Woah!!! My jaw just dropped, Michael! What a story you have made!

  6. swritings says:

    ‘… and the memory of a great week badly singed.’ I really love this line! Great story! 🙂

  7. Joy Pixley says:

    I was all set for a horrific ending, with the hints about the main character’s demise. So it was a real twist that it was “just” a disappointing disaster and not a tragedy! Whew!

  8. Oliana says:

    I had no idea the story would end like that…phew! hope you never experienced and ending like that for any of your plays, Michael.

  9. luckyjc007 says:

    Great story and quite vivid! At least they had a great week before this happened!

  10. afairymind says:

    That’s not the way they wanted their successful week to end! Great story, Michael. 🙂

  11. Lori Carlson says:

    Not the best way to end a great week of performances.. definitely unforgettable though! Great write, Michael.

  12. I could feel the heat. Emotionally and physically! Great story!

  13. rogershipp says:

    Talk about your dreams “up in flames”… Well told.

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