Exit, stage left

The trio played their last encore, fuelled by the euphoria of the audience. The towering speaker stacks rumbled, moved the last gasps of vibrating air. Roadies appeared, boxes moved. People dispersed and rubbish was cleared.

Over a few thousand years the amphitheatres ancient stones had reverberated to so much.

Silence descended upon the scene, almost.

With the crowds gone, nobody could hear the low murmuring coming from the amphitheatres’ ancient stones. They ruminated, cogitated and generally talked amongst themselves in a slow grinding voice.

Eventually they all agreed. The exit from the stage should be on the left.


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9 Responses to Exit, stage left

  1. Sandra says:

    🙂 I’d bow to their experience in these matters. Nice one.

  2. Helena Hann-Basquiat says:

    What a wonderful origin story! Exit stage left!

  3. But the theater would be facing the opposite way. 🙂 I like the story. It reminds me of the way radio announcers of football games will say one team is going “from left to right on your radio dial.” Really? All the radios in the world are facing the same way? 🙂


  4. Dear Kelly,

    I hear the ancient rumblings of Snagglepuss Maximus. Nice one. Exiting now…stage right.



  5. Dear Kelly,

    I thought your beginning haunting and marvelous and only because you went a different direction in the end was I disappointed. y bad. Your good.



  6. I don’t know about everyone else, but you made me laugh out loud! This was good, because I had become fearful that some auspicious rumblings were going to follow, but having this decision instead simply made me laugh – and happily.

  7. glossarch says:

    The scene, the pause, and the quiet ending was neat. Nice idea, and well executed.

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