Here is another piece of flash fiction. Again, it’s a ‘Drabble’ being 100 words long and having a beginning, middle and end. It was inspired by a scene I saw on holiday, but it’s completely fictional. Rather entertainingly, we subsequently met some of the performers – including the two lads – in a taverna and were able to express our enjoyment of the concert.
A writer’s perspective
Those who were to perform in the Festival concert were in the front rows of the audience. Two young men sat side by side. The compere introduced a piece for solo piano, and both boys stood up. One went to the piano, the other stood at the side, recording a video of the performance.
Were they a gay couple, I wondered? The youth turned, looked at me; I smiled back.
Afterwards, he asked me why I had stared at him, rather than watch his friend performing.
“I am a writer. I have to look where other people are not looking.”