B - BACK!



:: Today is B - BACK ::

“She’s back! We’ve told her repeatedly, there’s no suitable role. But she doesn’t understand. She keeps coming back for that one last chance!” The production assistant said, nearly frustrated, at the sight of the old lady hanging by the stage hopefully.

Martha had her make-up and costume on. Everything was ready; everything so familiar. She stood eagerly, re-living old memories when the stage was her domain and she ruled it. People came from afar just to see Martha – the star! She longed to be back on-stage, under the arc-lights facing the audience.

Alas! The new generation just couldn’t understand that!


NANDINI DEKA'S A-Z CHALLENGE
This post is part of the A-Z challenge for April'2014. Except Sundays, post everyday with 26 alphabets. Also posted for 100 words, Friday Fictioneers ( Image Copyright - Kent Bonham ).

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

28 comments:

  1. Dear Nandini,

    You've captured the mind of the "has been". That would be a hard place to be in.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks for the prompt @Rochelle :-)

      Delete
  2. Wow. Just too good. As Rochelle says, this is a hard place to be in. And we see it so often even in the stupid corporate world. Sad indeed! Well written post.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. it happens to many, and indeed a difficult place to be.

      Delete
  3. Oh this was so heartbreaking. Yet wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Such a beautiful image you have created of that wistful lady and her beautiful memories :)

    http://momdiary.blogspot.in/2014/04/believe-in-pain.html

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow. Very good. Shades of Norma Desmond. Last line was good, too, because we DO run into that a lot only with the way things are done. Nice piece!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love your take. Photo fiction plus B to work on.

    Mesmerizing.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I really like her persistence. I hope they let her back on the stage, even in a small role. They might, just to make her stop auditioning. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. aww I feel for her... but maybe she should just retire gracefully. Beautifully penned

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yea i too think she should....but alas

      Delete
  9. So sad. Perhaps they could find her the smallest part.

    janet

    ReplyDelete
  10. Anonymous16:17

    I agree with Soumya - very sad. Lost hope at its best.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Well done. Poor woman. Good story that made me feel the sadness.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Man...poor Martha!! To re-live one's glory days is the dream of many people. Too bad no one has the patience or desire to help that dream come true!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Such economy. I want to write like this when I grow up.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Maybe they'll give her a bit part for her persistence. Sad to say, it happens to many in that business. Nicely told!

    ReplyDelete
  15. So sad. Can't they find a spear for her to carry?

    ReplyDelete
  16. Sad and powerful story

    ReplyDelete

This Blog Appreciates Precious Comments from all except Copycats!