100 Word Wednesday: The other side of a Star

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As TJ listened to the crowd’s cheering, he bowed his head and closed his eyes. His manager rounded the corner and was about to shout, “Hey, let’s get moving,” but instead, he stopped in his tracks, knowing well to not interrupt when TJ’s doing his pre-show ritual.

Five years ago, TJ was on the street playing his guitar, earning change from passerby. His manager discovered his talent, changed his entire look, and gave him an identity. There was only one requirement, TJ cannot sing his own music.

Now, TJ must go on stage in his jean-jacket, bandanna, and sunglasses and rap.

(100 words)

This story is written for 100 Word Wednesday

8 thoughts on “100 Word Wednesday: The other side of a Star

  1. The duality of the performer – to be someone they want to be by betraying who they are on the inside. I can’t imagine that kind of life….but I suppose to a certain extent, we all perform daily – only showing people what we want them to see {if we’re skillful}. Thank you for adding your voice to our writing community this week 🙂

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