The Star

Salona Martez savoured every single step as she moved slowly down the aisle, the thunderous applause ringing all around here. This was the pinnacle to which she had aspired, and tonight she had made it. An Oscar. The Oscar. Best Actress.

Just hours later the shy, pitiful girl that she was, lay in her pool of tears. Men had once again thrown themselves at her feet. Her money would buy her whatever she wished. One word and the world sat up. Yet looking up into the stars she knew, it would all come to an end. Perhaps it had already come to an end. All those bright stars out in the universe. Some of them had ceased to exist. And those that were shining brightest, were already in decline.

And beneath her in the streets a lone paper boy called out to passers-by:

Transient Power big winner at the Oscars!
Best Actress!
Best Director!
Best Film!

Read all about it!

11 comments:

Paul,
will there be any sequel to this?

29 September 2007 at 04:21  

Nicely said. It was bound to happen, wasn't it...Enjoyed this a great deal!

29 September 2007 at 05:35  

This feeling was inevitable somehow. It always is...

29 September 2007 at 12:41  

very true

29 September 2007 at 13:02  

maybe she will come to the realization that true power comes from within,, before she has left herself out in "ye midden".....

29 September 2007 at 14:44  

Very creative. Have you ever considered a career in Hollywood?

29 September 2007 at 23:06  

Empassioned! We walked the aisle with her, and felt her tears. Power so fleeting...

30 September 2007 at 01:34  

I love this, more please!

30 September 2007 at 02:58  

I love this, more please!

30 September 2007 at 03:01  

Beautifully creative and simple.

30 September 2007 at 14:42  

money isn't everything....

3 October 2007 at 13:50  

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