Story of a lost journalist

October 14, 2006

Little Miss Shyness!

Filed under: Fiction — Cris @ 16:37

She started sweating. This was not how she thought it would be.
“Come on you have to do this”
“You dont understand! I am not a singer! And stages are seriously not my cup of tea!”
“We dont have a choice!”
“What if I make a mess of it”
“Better than nothing! Trust me”
This was it. She had to do it now. Get on the stage and actually sing! He knew she knew the song. She had given him the lyrics once.
And she couldnt somehow say no to him.
“Alright. But if they are throwing tomatoes, I’ll be keeping them for you!”
“Deal”
Seeing the relief in his face she felt more confident.

She was allowed to choose a dark corner where she was only slightly visible. She was the only one they had so it had to be as she wished. She didnt want to be seen, she didnt have to be! Simple!

Was the microphone acting funny or was it just her. Alright easy does it. She decided to start humming and then start the song.
“Mmmmm” she started softly. Did anyone hear that?
“Mmmmmmmmm”. That was louder..
Slowly she took the humming to the song. Once she started, she forgot she was on a raised platform which meant people other than self saw her and heard her. She sang like she did when she was alone in her room. She let her voice flow the way it wanted to.. and it flew beautifully through different pitches.

The song was over in 3 minutes. There was a moment of silence before the audience gave a thorough applause. It seemed to last longer than the song. As she climbed down the stairs, she was surrounded by her freinds. There were wow-s and terrific-s and all sort of praises. Her eyes searched for him. As they found him, she had her eyebrows raised. He gave a small smile and clapped. She felt like she has just won an oscar! She smiled and looked down.

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4 Comments »

  1. lil miss shyness
    sang her song with finesse

    ….good one….i liked the “keeping the tomatoes for u” part…..cos i never heard that before…found it nice

    Comment by just a jester — October 15, 2006 @ 15:57 | Reply

  2. GRRR…u can sing in front of a crowd, but cant write a piece for a poor newsletter? write something and send, lady- i’ll take care of the tomatoes…
    🙂

    Comment by just another jester — November 12, 2006 @ 17:58 | Reply

  3. haha…is this something that really happened?…………..to you 😉

    Comment by me! — November 18, 2006 @ 04:51 | Reply

  4. You might have been drinking lots of wine these days (during the days of writing these posts) I smell love.. And it should be the wine :p . Excellent one, sounded like a beautiful song..

    Comment by Javed Miandad — January 17, 2011 @ 23:16 | Reply


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