Writing Prompt: Talent and Flute
Mia pressed her head against the window and watched the world pass her by. She couldn’t believe she was doing this. She was defying her family and risking everything. Even her relationship with her supposed supportive boyfriend. She just knew in her heart that it was the right thing to do. This was her future. This would lead her to great things. Couldn’t they be happy about that? Why were they so intent on keeping her in the small town where she had no room to grow and thrive.
She thought about the email that she got the week before. They raved about her audition video. They told her that her talent was just what their school needed. They were prepared to pay for her tuition and her room and board. All she had to do was meet with them and discuss everything. They also wanted to get to know her. They wanted to know what other talents and passions she hid from the world.
At first she was floored. She wouldn’t have sent an audition video to anybody. Yes, she wanted to. Especially this specific school. She’d dreamed of going there ever since the school came to her school recruiting and offering full scholarships to the most talented. Only one person knew she was considering going. Faith.
She had immediately called Faith and demanded an explanation for doing what she did. Faith couldn’t be more smug about her deed. She told Mia that her talent with the flute would get her far in life. It shouldn’t be wasted away just because Mia’s family wanted a live-in maid to take care of them for the rest of their lives.
Mia wanted to be mad at her friend for going behind her back. She couldn’t though. She was just so happy that she would have the opportunity to live the life she wanted to live. She pretended to admonish her friend a little more before finally giving it up and thanking her friend sincerely. She had tears in her eyes at the end of that call.
Pulling herself out of her reverie, she realized she was there at last. The bus was coming to a stop. She got up and grabbed all of her belongings. This was it. This was the moment that would change her life forever. She thought she would be more nervous than she was. All she felt was excitement. She felt a hope that she had never felt in her life. This was it. She was here.