Joy -#AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

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No,no,no! It’s all wrong! Your head is tilted, your smile is crooked and your feet! My god, your feet! Are they made of wood? Flex, bend, make them sway. They’re yours to control. Come on!”

Aisha fought back tears as Mr. Hughes snapped at her. Taking a deep breath, she continued the movement but he interrupted her.

What do you think you’re doing? From the top, young lady.”

Sighing, she took her position and waited as he started playing the first notes of the refrain.


As she took a bow at the end of the performance, her heart was singing. The applause was deafening. Waiting for the ovationΒ to stop, she asked for a microphone and said, ‘Mr. Hughes. This is for you and you deserve to be out here. Everyone: my coach, mentor and guide, Mr Hughes.’

The applause rose to a crescendo as Mr Hughes hobbled on to the stage on his twin, wooden legs to the sound of unmistakable joy, a sound he could hear echoing in his heart.

Β ~~~

A-Z Challenge 2015

My theme for the Challenge this year is

Alternate Β Angles



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62 thoughts on “Joy -#AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

  1. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge 2015!
    Great post. I’m following you on your listed social media sites.

    A fantastic post! I love what you’ve done here. Wonderful work.

  2. The pencil enduring pain as it was sharpened by the sharpner, so that it does a great performance…such a lovely piece of writing!! Hughes must be so proud of her!

  3. Oh, very moving story.And sometimes I think people can be rough to others to push them, but with their best intentions – and they are the ones who have pushed themselves so much in their own life, concurring the pain of life, surviving, and being guiding stars for others. Amazing.

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