Below is this week’s contribution to Friday Fictioneers.
The challenge is to write a piece of fiction in 100 words based on a weekly photo prompt. This week’s photo is courtesy of Shaktiki Sharma
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George envied the lives extinguished by the curse of 2016.
He yearned for their glory, their effervescence and their adoring, heart-broken fans.
He’d met most of the stars. Not that they noticed George, the man who made the curtain go up and down.
The New Year’s Eve performance ended. Someone cracked a joke about surviving into 2017.
He lowered the curtain.
If only his big break had come, he could have stepped on to the stage, soaked up the applause and poured heart and soul into song that filled the theatrical hush.
Instead, emptiness loomed.