Future Gig

Photo Prompt © Ted Strutz


“One day my name will be up there,” Tommy declared.

Amy rolled her eyes, but he didn’t let her dismiss-your-sibling reflex offend him. She came with him, didn’t she?

“You’ll see,” he reiterated calmly.

He’s been practicing in front of the mirror ever since he’d seen the mime in the park two summers ago. And he’s been getting good. So much so he’d sometimes crack himself up mid-sequence. He was ready!

The talent show was in three hours. He’d used all his holiday and birthday money for the entrance fees. He had $10 left to his name.

“Hey, Sis, want pizza?”



For Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers


48 thoughts on “Future Gig

    • I believe she would perform her sisterly duties of keeping the balance between supporting her brother and keeping his head from becoming too swollen for his own good … 😉
      Thanks, Penny!


  1. Na’ama Y’karah,

    A mime is a terrible thing to waste. (I just couldn’t let it go. 😉 ) I’m sure the pizza will bolster his courage. I hope he blows the talent show away. Lovely that his sister is supporting him. Sweet story.



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    • Thank you, Jilly! 🙂
      Sibling relationships can build you or break you (and sometimes something in between), and it is lovely to have/see those that prop each other up. 🙂
      Thanks for reading and commenting!


    • 🙂 Thank you, Suzanne! I think that you nailed it — between his confidence and the support of his sister, he’d do well however that particular talent show unfolds! We all need a bit of wind in our backs and a good bit of belief in ourselves. 🙂 Na’ama

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