Submitted for Haibun Thinking Week 5
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This week is film week and were are provided with a movie quote and photograph to choose between for our prompt.
“Don’t forget – I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy,
asking him to love her.”
– Notting Hill
Michael never acted before in his life. No church pageants, no elementary school show and certainly never in high school. It was senior year and frankly his last change to connect with the girl he liked since the sixth grade. If he didn’t take a chance now, it just may be his last chance ever. Today was the last day to audition for Romeo and Juliet, the high school’s spring play and Michael stood in the wings waiting for his turn.
“Why am I here. I must be crazy,” said Michael.
“She will be Juliet so that is why you are here,” said Ken. Ken wasn’t auditioning but showed up to encourage his best friend.
“Michael Pointer you’re turn,” said the director. He couldn’t see her because of the stage lights.
He will try new things
Bank his fears, connect with her
Her face set his goal
Outside the school, Candace walked to the student parking lot with her friend Maria.
“Do you want to go shopping for prom gowns on Saturday?” said Maria.
“I’ll come with you but since no one has asked me to the prom, there is no reason for me to shop,” said Candace.
“Someone will soon. How did your audition go anyway?”
“Pretty well. Being on the stage is the one thing I am confident about. Having a date for the prom, not so confident.”
I am not just a pretty face
Look beyond, know me
On Friday, Candace and Maria read the audition results posted on the stage door.
“Who is Michael Pointer?” said Maria.
“I know him. We’ve been in the same school since kindergarten,” answered Candace.
“Well whoever he is, he’s your Romeo.”
Fate takes center stage
Just a girl and just a boy
Destiny is their script