Opening night. The bridge to the Noh stage is only a few footsteps ahead. The audience is waiting for you. More
Opening night. The bridge to the Noh stage is only a few footsteps ahead, and the audience is waiting for you. Your mask is in your hand for the lead role, Shanne. Opposite you is your best friend Quinn, playing the sinister jester Punchinoni.
You're all ready, all your lines are memorized, and your character is familiar and natural. All you have to do is step out on stage.
Put on your mask. Step into your character. Take a deep breath.
James Comins is the author of Fool School and Fool Askew, formerly available from Wayward Ink, "Notes Found Inside the Body of the Convict Clarence Skaggs," published in CrimeSpree Magazine #48, and other stories. He currently lives in New Orleans.