Come on, announce the winner already!
Staring at the bottle of water by the stage, he swallows as his mouth suddenly feels dry as a desert. Who the heck put that bottle of water there? Who’s this cruel?
Come on. His knees begins to buckle. Stop babbling and start announcing, he screams mentally as beads of sweat begin to trickle down his brows.
“… and the first place for the speech contest goes to,” This is it. he thinks, as if ready to pounce. “Derrick Johnson!” His jaw drops to the floor as everyone applause for the person sitting behind him.