#FF — Biggest Audition Ever


PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

I woke up in a dressing room. Frenzied prep permeated. Behind my seat was a make-up person.

Where am I? What’s going on?”

The gentleman dusting my cheeks with powder smiled and nodded in the mirror.

Preparation complete, I and the rest of the players were pointed towards the stage.

In the wings, a tall androgynous figure in a choir gown smiled and spoke to us, “Do your best.”

We found ourselves on stage, under bright hot lights, in front of a waiting audience.

The Emcee said, “Here’s the new crop of Heaven wannabes.”

Then: “You may begin.”

 

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the nurturing host of Friday Fictioneers.

54 Comments Add yours

  1. Is ‘break a leg’ still appropriate here? 😉
    Nice twist!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks Na’ama!

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  2. Sadje says:

    This is unique way to get entry into heaven. 😂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Imagine their surprise! 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        Yes! They would be flabbergasted.

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  3. Dale says:

    Ummm…. I thought life was our audition 😉
    Good one, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      That’s what I thought! 😉

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  4. Loved your original take on the photo prompt!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Susan!

      Like

  5. neilmacdon says:

    I knew it was only a matter of time before Paradise became a talent show. Well imagined, Jade

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  6. Lael-Heart says:

    Now there’s a terrifying thought! I’d better start practicing, ha ha.
    I’ve been thinking about the afterlife a lot lately. Your story adds one more layer to the lot in my head! ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol Glad you enjoyed the layer 🙂

      Like

  7. badfinger20 says:

    Now that is pressure.

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  8. Iain Kelly says:

    I have no chance if its relying on acting/singing/dancing talent!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hear you! Maybe there’s an Off-Heaven, like Off-Broadway, but not the other place?

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  9. This sounds chilling… but maybe in life, we are always as unprepared as that, but by habit, we get used to acting… and the end is always the same.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So true. The best one can hope for is what Vonie Morrison and Johnny Russell wrote about and Buck Owens and Ringo Starr sang about: “act naturally.”

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  10. Dear Lisa,

    That was an unexpected twist, you clever girl. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, thank you very much.
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  11. plaridel says:

    break a wing. i mean that in a good way. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ha ha Thanks, Plaridel 🙂

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  12. They say it all rides on one audition. I just wasn’t aware of the stakes. Great take on the prompt.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you, JoHawk!

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  13. Tannille says:

    Even angels have to audition!

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  14. draliman says:

    You can’t be having any tone-deaf angels, after all 🙂

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  15. trentpmcd says:

    oh, oh. I get stage fright 😉

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  16. pennygadd51 says:

    You’ve written a delightfully original take on the prompt. Well done!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Penny, thank you very much!

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  17. Russell says:

    Love how original this is! Great!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Russell 🙂

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  18. susanmehr says:

    Well, I’m horrible at acting, so I’m going straight to hell. Great storey. 🙂

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    1. susanmehr says:

      and spelling. Sorry meant story. 🙂

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    2. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  19. I hope God understands when it’s my turn – improv was never my best.
    Good little tale..
    Randy

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hear you and feel the same. Thanks!

      Like

  20. This is a delightful take on the prompt. Well-imagined. Kudos.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Alicia, glad you enjoyed it.

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  21. James McEwan says:

    I wonder; an audition for angels. Who selects the winner?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I wonder who was in the audience?

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  22. granonine says:

    What a unique take on the prompt! I really like this 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you, Linda, glad you enjoyed it.

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  23. subroto says:

    Nice one! That is some twist at the end.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, subroto, glad you enjoyed the twist.

      Like

  24. Laurie Bell says:

    Oooo not an audition you want to fail. Talk about pressure.

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  25. Nobbinmaug says:

    I’ve heard of sing for your supper, but this is a high-stakes audition. Nice twist.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks, Nobbin.

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  26. There’s a certain scary eeriness about this, well done

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Michael I’m glad you picked up on that part of it. I want to know who was sitting in the audience…

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