A Star is Born

As I reached the edge of the stage, and saw the crowd, I almost ran back.

I knew how merciless this seemingly innocent crowd could be.

But then, I thought of the adulation that would follow my performance, and my spine stiffened.

I turned around, and marched towards the center of the stage with a swagger.

The crowd immediately fell silent.

But I could sense them getting restless as I fumbled with the mic.

And then,Β I cleared my throat and started singing, “Baa Baa Black Sheep….”.

And students of Class Nursery-A finally had their very own rock star!


99 words.

Written in response to the Carrot Ranch August 1 Flash Fiction Challenge, hosted by Charli Mills.


About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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10 Responses to A Star is Born

  1. Jules says:

    I remember doing a solo of “I’m a Little Teapot” – maybe in Kindergarten.

  2. Invictus says:

    I liked the twist.I began thinking this is an adult star or someone. Turns out our little star belongs to Class Nursery Division A with as much performance pressure :):):)

  3. Charli Mills says:

    Every star starts somewhere…rock on, black sheep, rock on!

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