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Stage frightHis gaze slid over the many faces that looked up to him in the garish glow of the lamp. He knew what they were expecting of him, but he didn't know how or whether he could do it. Today, on this day, a story should be written. A story that bore his name as its title.
If he slippled through this curtain and exposed himself to their greedy eyes devouring everything, if he now dared to strip off his protective shell of arrogance and got virtually naked, only with a smile to his defense, if he presented himself out there - it could change everything.
He could possibly drop one brick after another, he could stumble on his way to the center of the stage and hit his nose on the floor - and would leave the hall at the end of the evening as public enemy number one.
But he could also deliver the perfect show and be probably even discovered. He hesitated. His fingers wet from swetting. The thoughts rushed through his head.
Perhaps, it is no longer your loss, which now takes my breath.
PetalsThe grass tickled between her toes as her father toiled away with the roses by the letterbox. She watched his fingers weave between the thorns to pat the soil around each bush, humming to some John Lennon song she couldn't put a name to. Despite the sun just tipping the horizon, she saw sweat prickling his brow and his eyes squinting against the light. The fine lines on his face were suddenly accentuated by shadow, and for a moment, she swelled with wonder.
'Maria, come here,' he said, waving her over. 'You're not going to learn anything sitting all the way over there.'
Excitement sparked her limbs into motion, and she crawled over to sit next to him, careful to tuck her skirt beneath her thighs to avoid the dirt.
He picked up a pair of clippers from beside him. 'Now, you need to snipe back these diseased parts here and there from the base of the plant. It helps it grow better.'
Snipping off two pieces of wood with ease, he deposited them in Maria's outstretched hand. Their rough textu
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