Gloves? Check. Mic? Check. Costume? In place. Audience? At the edge of their seats. Stories of the past that entrance the present? Forever held in my memory. And last but not the least, a little bit of faith, along with thy love and mine. For today we will travel, to a time far away from now, long ago, where magicians weren’t the only ones wearing top hats, where the streets were busy, and the children came out to play… I sense a childlike youth in my onlookers tonight, and thus, I oblige.

The set is ready, the screen is a world. The crew is prepared and so are the birds. I wait as the opening acts shine under the spotlight, intrigued by how easily they make their hard work look like talent. A flow that makes you wonder, “Were they this crafty since birth?” But I know who they are, for I see myself in their determination and drive. It’s like looking through a mirror at the past, fitting for tonight’s main theme.

And now it’s my turn to showcase, the stage ready for me, and the ideas that I brainstormed for months finally come to reality. Now all I have to do is breathe life into it, in a way that makes them, the spectators, feel glad that they too, are alive today, and I hope each and every one of them is in the right place, and that this the right time.

There’s one last thing I must do. Believe. And so I pour every bit of my magic, all of it, into my wish. A little secret that’s mine to keep, mine to witness. The one thing which I get to spectate. My very own secret wish.


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    Margarida Brei
    Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
    1 year ago

    Sim, welcome to Voice.Club. Thank you, for taking the reader into the mysterious mind of a magician.

    Preston Randall
    Preston Randall(@preston-randall)
    1 year ago

    My favourite part of this engaging story is the way you first set the scene, and then take us into the mind of the performer. I also really love the creatively original use of the theme.

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    1 year ago

    Hello, Sim. Welcome to voice club. Wow. I agree with Preston. I also love how you set the scene. That is perfect. But what I love the most is the last paragraph, when your protagonist says, “There’s one last thing I must do. Believe….” BELIEVE is the magic word for every success. Very well done, Sim. Thanks for sharing it with us. 

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    Reply to  Sim Kishore
    1 year ago

    You’re welcome, Sim.

    Bella Minyo
    Bella Minyo(@bella-minyo)
    1 year ago

    Sim Kishore, your story seamlessly flowed into the next sentence where I feel like I cannot get enough of your writing! The air of mystery, the magic, and the perspective from behind the scenes was a thoroughly enjoyable read!

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