Written by S.C. Downey
Her performance was grand.
The crowd cheered her on for a wonderful performance in her one-act play.
When the curtains opened, the spotlight shone on her face.
Her eyes adjusted.
The crowd clapped and gave her a standing ovation that could be heard in space.
She humbly smiled and bowed with poise.
The red curtains flowed together with grace.
Out of the limelight, her smile turned into a frown.
As she remembered the two empty seats in the crowd.