Drabble: Last Ovation

My response to the prompt ovation.

Genre: tragedy


~Last Ovation~

He was one of the greatest musicians of his time, recognised by his peers and envied by those aspiring to greatness, and because of a mistake before the royal family, the performance that should have been the pinnacle of his career would now be his last.

“Any last requests?”

“May I have one last ovation?”

The king granted his request. The royal family clapped, while the nobles and servants in attendance rose to their feet and cheered.

He closed his eyes and let the cheers send him off the stage of life.



At first, I really didn’t like the prompt. All I could think of was plenty of stories about characters making the performance of their life. I was fully prepared to rework some of my older drafts and post that instead. Then this idea slowly emerged, and it’s different enough from what I assume most people would think of so I responded to the prompt anyway.


Posted on December 28, 2016, in Short Stories and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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