Thank you Anna for hosting yet another inspiring contest. You can check out contest details and her blog at Yearning for Wonderland.
I found this picture on Anna’s Behind the Curtain Pinterest board.
The spot light was blinding as the curtain rose.
The music started and tears rolled down her cheek. The one place she could express herself; the one place she didn’t feel invisible.
She danced, putting every emotion into each spin, each pirouette.
Here she meant something. No one knew her name, but that didn’t matter to her, for they could still see her.
They appreciated her. A lonely world it is for her to go home to.
Mom, a drunk.
Dad left years ago.
Both of whom have never seen her dance.
She took her last jump, the music stopped, and the curtain closed. The audience clapped wildly.
Once again, she felt invisible behind the curtain.
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