This is for Sonya’s Three Line Tales photo prompt.
photo by Paulette Wooten via Unsplash
The venue is full—he knows half of the faces, hears familiar voices, wishes he was joining them for a drink and a few laughs.
The gear’s waiting, shiny and full of contained energy, waiting for the band to arrive so he can check the sound.
He still doesn’t trust himself to stand, licks dry lips and picks up the mic. “Listen. I’m sorry, but there’s been an accident…”